Use Mind & Body To Ride Unusual Horses

Benton, United States

Experience hosted by Carrie

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

New at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, PA!
Family discounts

Experience the true partnership of a supervised ride on gorgeous purebred horses. Created by published horse care author Carrie Eastman to introduce people to horses as conscious beings and help people understand horse-human communication. You can ride a rare Malabar Arabian, or a retired competitive cow herding horse from a famous barn.

Upon arrival, guests weigh in, sign a release form and are matched with their horse. Farm staff will teach you the fundamentals of horse body language and communication. Staff will assist you with mounting. Speeds are walk only for beginners and jog or trot for more confident riders. Children and beginners are on a leadline, walk only, and may take turns with a single horse. An obstacle course offers an extra challenge. Riders that have the skills and confidence may then go for a supervised short trailride, possibly on a lead line, along the scenic Groundhog meadow trail.

Guests learn partnership and communication.

Rider weight limit - 200 pounds.
Ages 5+
No differently-abled riders please.
Please bring your helmets.
No pets in cars/on tours, for their safety and our animals' safety - Please give advance notice of service animals - no RV/trailer parking - security cameras on site
Under PA State Law you assume all the risk of equine activity
New at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, PA!
Family discounts

Experience the true partnership of a supervised ride on gorgeous purebred horses. Created by published horse care author Carrie Eastman to introduce people to horses as conscious beings and help people understand horse-human communication. You can ride a rare Malabar Arabian, or a retired competitive cow herding horse from a famous barn.

Upon arrival, guests…

Meet your Host, Carrie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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. Now I sp…
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Where you'll be

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Jacqueline I
December 2021
carrie speaks a rare kind of horse...a beautiful, consensual, decolonized horse... we are always so grateful each time we spend time with her and her grand friends... we learn with every one of carrie's very intentional movements... she is so patient and kind with us city slickers...as are her arabians... kind and intuitive.... and the ways she imparts with us, we take to our two-legged human loved ones to be more intuitive and more respectful with each other. grateful for your talents and your willingness to share carrie... we'll be back
Darrell
September 2021
This was a magical experience. I've been around horses and done trail rides many times but learning how important it is to connect with a horse and learn their body language and facial expressions, as well as physiological information was priceless. Carrie is so educated and treats all the animals on her farm so well. She truly has a passion for what she does. I plan to do it again while I'm here. Highly recommended! Don't think twice about this experience. You'll come back guaranteed.
Yvonne
September 2021
Very cool experience learning to read a horses body language, lead a horse with your body language and movements, connecting with the horse on a deeper level and then leading horse with your body movements while on it was a super enriching experience. Carrie is very knowledgeable and loved her approach to conscious riding. Loved learning about Lucky and connecting with him. The experience brought me back to being a child and riding bareback and the joy of riding.
Greg
September 2021
A little sketchy at first as there are no signs outside but once you realize you’re in the right place all is well. Carrie and her “minions” are amazing and really showed us an enjoyable time. They were all so personable! It was not at all what we expected but so much better and we will be continuing are lessons. My girlfriend had never been on a horse and Carrie made her feel comfortable. I have riden many times and still learned so much. I highly recommend to everyone, even the experienced. And let’s not forget the playtime with goats! Only downside was trying to leave with my girl trying to sneak one in the car. Supper cute and fun!
Julia
September 2021
Carrie and her horses are truly an experience. You can tell that all of the animals are well taken care of and all those who work there are friendly. They all care about your experience and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to bring peppermints as an extra thank you for your ride!
Mr
September 2021
family had a great time. The horses were fantastic and calm. The experience was educational, and we learned about how horses communicate and what signs to look for when dealing with horses.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
    Guests ages 4 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    closed toe shoes
    riding helmet is optional and recommended

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.