Experience hosted by Carrie

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

New at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, Pennsylvania!

This scenic guided trail ride (walk/jog) around the preservation farm on gorgeous purebred horses treats horses as conscious beings and partners.

After arriving at the barn, guests sign a release form, weigh in (200 pound limit), and get a bathroom break (outhouse).

Guests are matched with their horse and mount with staff assistance, using a mounting block. You then ride in the enclosed riding area until horse, rider and trail guide are all confident the guest can safely control the horse on the trails (20 minutes to get everyone mounted + riding time). The riding area includes some ground pole exercises for interest and a pretty pond view for pictures.
After completing the supervised riding refresher we head out on the trail.

On the trail, enjoy spectacular views, a shady pine and fern grove with simple log obstacles, some brief jogs, and scenic photo stops, in the company of horses who consider people to be friends.

After trail riding for 40 minutes, guests and horses return to the barn.

Our goal is to offer an interesting and beautiful ride respectful of the horses while doing more than plodding along nose to tail.

Rider weight limit - 200 pounds.
Not for beginners; you must have prior experience and have ridden in the last year.
Adults only.

Under PA State Law you assume all the risk of equine activity
New at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, Pennsylvania!

This scenic guided trail ride (walk/jog) around the preservation farm on gorgeous purebred horses treats horses as conscious beings and partners.

After arriving at the barn, guests sign a release form, weigh in (200 pound limit), and get a bathroom break (outhouse).

Guests are matched with their horse and mount with staff assistance, using a mounting block. Yo…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Saddles, bridles, brushes, treats and of course the horses.

Meet your host, Carrie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I've been riding and studying horses for more than 40 years. I am the author of The Healing of Horses and The Energetic Goat, published by Acres USA. I originally learned horsemanship at the last junior cavalry school in the country, New Canaan Mounted Troop. I have years of experience with critically endangered species, from Red Wolves to Fainting Goats, and now critically endangered Arabian horse bloodlines. I worked at 5-star Hotel Hershey in their horseback riding stable as a guide. Now I specialize in introducing people to horses and horsemanship, and rare breed preservation. Our farm is one of the rare few that treats horses as fellow conscious beings, and asks the horses to be partners by their own free will in teaching people .
I am assisted by Kasey who is apprenticing under me and Lucky in horsemanship.
I've been riding and studying horses for more than 40 years. I am the author of The Healing of Horses and The Energetic Goat, published by Acres USA. I originally learned horsemanship at the last junior cavalry school in the country, New Canaan Mounted Troop. I have years of experience with critically endangered species, from Red Wolves to Fainting Goats, and now critically endangered Arabian horse bloodlines. I worked at 5-star Hotel Hershey in their horseback riding stable as a guide. N…
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Where you'll be

The tour takes place on a quarter mile of the intertwining 2 miles of hiking and biking trails in our beautiful 35 acre pasture

1 review

Sam
August 2021
Nice interaction with horse. Great views on the trail. It was nice that it was not a typical nose to tail plodding along.

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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 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Riding helmet (optional)

Cowboy boots or English-type riding boots with a smooth sole, low heel and closed toe