Animal experience hosted by Esta

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Private groups available for up to 2.
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Upon arrival, you will greet the horses we have rescued. You will be able to participate in their care and maintenance, including feeding, watering, cleaning, and grooming. After they have been cared for, you will get to play with the horses in their herd environment along with the toys they enjoy most, which include balls, buckets, cones, or you can just quietly observe them being their happy horse selves.

If you are are in need of an emotional getaway, you may have a very special experience where you might be able to lay down with one of the horses in their stalls and receive a special meditative session. This does not happen every day, but when one of our horses feels that someone is in need of some healing or rediscovering their true self, they may offer this to you. It is a very magical one-of-a-kind experience not to be found anywhere else in Los Angeles.

Please contact us with any questions prior to booking your experience.
Upon arrival, you will greet the horses we have rescued. You will be able to participate in their care and maintenance, including feeding, watering, cleaning, and grooming. After they have been cared for, you will get to play with the horses in their herd environment along with the toys they enjoy most, which include balls, buckets, cones, or you can just quietly observe them being their happy horse selves.

If you are are in need of…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    water

Meet your Host, Esta

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 134 Reviews
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I am the founder of Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., author of Changing Horses, and creator of Equalia Actualization, an equine therapy certification program which provides an ongoing platform for people wanting to learn and develop any equine and life skills.

I am also an equine intuitive counselor and nutritional consultant who is available for private counseling sessions. I connect with people from all walks of life, helping them find their true self through personal interactions with the horses I have rescued. My 45 years of equine experience brings a detailed and expansive range of programs with a proven track record.

I proudly welcome Audrey Jorgensen and Melanie Bölke as my official co-hosts to assist with our experience! They are very knowledgeable about our horses and well versed in accommodating the needs of our guest
I am the founder of Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., author of Changing Horses, and creator of Equalia Actualization, an equine therapy certification program which provides an ongoing platform for people wanting to learn and develop any equine and life skills.

I am also an equine intuitive counselor and nutritional consultant who is available for private counseling sessions. I connect with people from all walks of life, helping them find their true self through personal interactions with the…
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About the organization: Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc.



Saffyre Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. By allowing them to rediscover their true nature, we provide every opportunity for them to experience the possibility of enjoying a second career, or offer them a well-deserved retirement due to soundness issues, age, or owner hardships.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc..
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Diverse animals

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Where you'll be

We will conduct our activities in the barn. It may be dusty, so if you have allergies, please be sure to take or bring your allergy medicine with you.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 134 reviews.

Lisa
October 2021
We had a great time! Melanie was very sweet and very informative about the horses. The horses themselves have tons of character, and keep you entertained. They're doing a great job helping the horses!
Dalia
September 2021
Melanie was so kind, considerate, thoughtful, and knowledgeable about the horses. Getting to meet with and play with the horses were such magical experiences everybody has to to try it out!
Gabriella
September 2021
Melanie was awesome!! My husband and I were visiting from Boston and Melanie treated us with open arms. She let us know all about the horses and showed us how to properly pet them. Will be coming back soon!
Yesenia
September 2021
This was an awesome experience! Birthday gift to my daughter and she loved it. We got to spend time with the horses and know the background story of this place. I think it’s amazing what these volunteers do for the horses. It’s definitely something worth doing if you enjoy being around horses. Audrey was our host and she was amazing and we learned so much from her! Thanks again Audrey!
Nereida
September 2021
Treat yourself and your loved ones by going and giving some love to these amazing rescues animals. Melanie was such a great host and you could really tell how much she and the other volunteers loved these animals. Truly a wonderful experience
Julian
August 2021
Beautiful experience in a fabulous setting with some amazing horses and hosts. A great way to connect to the natural world and learn about horses in an intimate setting. Great for adults and kids! Totally captivated our kid!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 2 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.