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Play with Rescued Horses

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 79 reviews.Los Angeles, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Esta

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Upon arrival, you will greet the horses we have rescued. You will then get 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 them in their herd environment 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.
Upon arrival, you will greet the horses we have rescued. You will then get 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 them in their herd environment 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 emotiona…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    water
From $50
/ person
Fri, Oct 30
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$50 per person
$50 per person
Fri, Oct 30
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Sat, Oct 31
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Esta

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 79 Reviews
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I am a gifted equine healer that connects with people from all walks of life, helping them find their true self through personal interactions with the horses I have rescued. As I teach and inspire people on a daily basis, the lessons we all learn are a part of our lifelong education. My 45 years of equine experience brings a detailed and expansive range of educational programs with a proven track record.

With the formation of my equine rescue, Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., I provide an ongoing platform for people wanting to learn and develop any equine and life skills.

Since the publication of my book, Changing Horses (available through our website and on Amazon), I proudly welcome Andrea Estes as my official co-host to assist with our experience! She is very well versed in accommodating the needs of our guests.
I am a gifted equine healer that connects with people from all walks of life, helping them find their true self through personal interactions with the horses I have rescued. As I teach and inspire people on a daily basis, the lessons we all learn are a part of our lifelong education. My 45 years of equine experience brings a detailed and expansive range of educational programs with a proven track record.

With the formation of my equine rescue, Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc., I provide an o…
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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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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 79 reviews.

Bryttni
March 2020
Saffyre Sanctuary is a wonderful escape from the city! Andrea was so personable and friendly; through her I learned so much about the rescue horses and how the sanctuary works. I’m looking forward to coming back again!
Lizzy
March 2020
Spending time with these horses was really something special. I learned about care and maintenance for animals and their quarters, which I didn't know much about previously. I got to know the unique personalities of a number of different horses. Great people to spend time with, beautiful, deep, energetic creatures, and an overall great experience for the animal lover in me!
Spending time with these horses was really something special. I learned about care and maintenance for animals and their quarters, which I didn't know much about previously. I got…
Kathy
February 2020
Saffyre Sanctuary is doing loving and important work. All the horses and the people who care for them are thoughtful and lovely. We had a wonderful experience spending time with all of the horses and the people caring for them. Thank you!
Trent
February 2020
Upon arriving we were greeted by Nancy who was an absolute joy- She introduced us to the animals and educated us about their care and personalities. Nancy was beyond wonderful and totally MADE the experience. The horses are gorgeous and very sweet animals. There are also a number of goats and chickens there as well who were equally adorable. This experience is absolutely worth it if you want to go hang out with some really cool rescued animals... if you’re an animal lover like my gf and I are, they definitely read those vibes and appreciate your company. It’s also worth noting that the proceeds from this go right back to caring for the animals, which I thought was particularly sweet and totally justified the rather inexpensive price... I mean hanging out with rescued horses in LA? How can that be beat!?! Thanks so much Esta, and THANK YOU, Nancy! You all were beyond amazing!!
Upon arriving we were greeted by Nancy who was an absolute joy- She introduced us to the animals and educated us about their care and personalities. Nancy was beyond wonderful and…
Victoria
January 2020
We cannot wait to go back. It was a gift to absorb Esta's knowledge, her heart so clearly stands with these beautiful creatures, the dedication behind every action was evident. We were allowed the time and space to care for the horses in whatever way felt most comfortable to us, while learning about their individual personalities first hand. We then had the opportunity to watch them run and play in their arena beneath a picturesque sunset. This experience was truly sensational, I'd even classify it as indescribable - 10/10 - you MUST go!
We cannot wait to go back. It was a gift to absorb Esta's knowledge, her heart so clearly stands with these beautiful creatures, the dedication behind every action was evident. We…
Daniel
January 2020
The experience that I had with Esta and her crew will stay with me for a life time. It's obvious that everyone there really cares for the horses and it shows! I will absolutely go back next time I'm in LA, I had a blast and really want to do my part to help more.
The experience that I had with Esta and her crew will stay with me for a life time. It's obvious that everyone there really cares for the horses and it shows! I will absolutely g…

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

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