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Come Play with the Horses

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Animal experience hosted by Trish

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the stable and walk out amongst the horses at a beautiful private ranch in Durango, CO. Once with the herd, you will have the opportunity to learn more about horse behavior and each horse's unique personality. You will practice connecting deeply with nature and animals by tuning into your senses and sinking into the present moment. You will then get to choose a horse that you would like to get to know better and play with for your the rest of your time at the barn.

After you pick your horse (or your horse may pick you!), you will get to know each other better through grooming and natural horsemanship games. If you choose, you will have the opportunity to do some bareback riding (weight limit of 160 lbs.) and simple yoga stretches. You will finish with sharing some gratitude for your horse and bringing them back to the field to reunite with the herd.

All of the horses are happily living in a big field with their friends. They are well-cared for and love to interact and connect with people.

Taking time away from daily life to be out in nature with the horses and one another is a wonderful way to find balance, discover new insights about yourselves and take in the beauty of Southwest Colorado. Come play with and learn from the horses, and spend some quality time getting inspired and reconnected with yourself and one another through animals and nature
We'll meet at the stable and walk out amongst the horses at a beautiful private ranch in Durango, CO. Once with the herd, you will have the opportunity to learn more about horse behavior and each horse's unique personality. You will practice connecting deeply with nature and animals by tuning into your senses and sinking into the present moment. You will then get to choose a horse that you would like to get to know better and play with for yo…

Trish's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    All horse gear, including helmets if applicable
From $150
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Trish

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I followed my heart into this work because of my love for horses, my zest for adventure and my desire for helping people rekindle their passions and find greater happiness. Combining horses, people and nature is like a dream come true for me every day and it is my deepest wish to help you have an experience that you'll never forget.

I've been immersed in facilitating horse/human connection for over 25 years. I'm the owner of Joy Rides Coaching where my goals is always to inspire people to live their best life through horses, nature, travel, adventure and self-discovery. I'm a certified Equine Interactional Professional in Education and a certified Martha Beck Life Coach.
I followed my heart into this work because of my love for horses, my zest for adventure and my desire for helping people rekindle their passions and find greater happiness. Combining horses, people and nature is like a dream come true for me every day and it is my deepest wish to help you have an experience that you'll never forget.

I've been immersed in facilitating horse/human connection for over 25 years. I'm the owner of Joy Rides Coaching where my goals is always to inspire peo…
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Diverse animals

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Where you'll be

The ranch is located in the farmlands of the Animas river just 20 minutes north of Durango, Colorado with amazing views of Engineer Mountain, the red rock cliffs and the lush river valley.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

No horse experience is necessary. I will be there the entire time to guide you in safe and fun interactions.

What to bring

Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes are fine)

Layers of clothes (mountain temperatures can change quickly)