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Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses

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Animal experience hosted by Cindy

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet for a short orientation while you enjoy a welcoming coffee or cold drink. We will then introduce you to "the herd" and select a few horses to demo how to approach them, halter and lead them, groom them. You will then be helped to choose your own horse for the day. If the weather is cooperative, we can go for a short trail walk and perhaps see some of the wildlife who seem to be more comfortable and come closer when we humans are attached to a horse!
Q and A is ongoing. All questions are welcome, and we will make every effort to gear the experience to the guests' individual interests.
Some may simply want the 'therapy value' of touching and communicating. Some may want information on how we care for the horses. Some may want a demo on how we show them in competition. Energetic guests may want to take a horse over a set of appropriately scaled jumps or obstacles. All can be arranged, and everyone in the group can do something different, as long as I can maintain my ability to be six places at once. It's a talent.
We can also provide a special occasion for any age guest and his or her celebrants, with appropriate refreshments that you bring along or order here.
Other things to note
Please dress appropriately for the weather. Closed-toe shoes, please. Sunscreen and bug repellent are handy seasonally.
THE MAGICAL MINIS EXPERIENCE MAKES A FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND GIFT!
We will meet for a short orientation while you enjoy a welcoming coffee or cold drink. We will then introduce you to "the herd" and select a few horses to demo how to approach them, halter and lead them, groom them. You will then be helped to choose your own horse for the day. If the weather is cooperative, we can go for a short trail walk and perhaps see some of the wildlife who seem to be more comfortable and come closer when we humans are…

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What's included

  • Food
    We can provide special occasion cupcakes or pizza for small groups with adv...
  • Drinks
    Cold drinks/coffee/cocoa
From $30
/ person

Meet your host, Cindy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 58 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have a passion for my Miniature Horses (all animals, actually!) that I enjoy sharing with the world. A lifetime lover of all things equine, I was drawn into the world of "magical miniatures" in 1989, and was a serious breeder for more than 20 years, showing my under 34" Minis all over the country. Since 2006 I have also been Director of the Northeast Miniature Horse Rescue, an adoption agency that assures loving lifetime homes for unwanted Minis. I can personally attest to the ability of these endearing critters to lift your spirits and soothe your soul. Come "experience" the magic!
I have a passion for my Miniature Horses (all animals, actually!) that I enjoy sharing with the world. A lifetime lover of all things equine, I was drawn into the world of "magical miniatures" in 1989, and was a serious breeder for more than 20 years, showing my under 34" Minis all over the country. Since 2006 I have also been Director of the Northeast Miniature Horse Rescue, an adoption agency that assures loving lifetime homes for unwanted Minis. I can personally attest to the ability of…
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About the organization: Northeast Miniature Horse Club, Inc.



The Northeast Miniature Horse Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Miniature Horses, providing refuge, safety, sanctuary, and forever homes for Miniature equines in need. Our skilled and caring foster caregivers provide temporary homes where abused, neglected, or abandoned Minis are made healthy and ready for adoption to permanent loving homes.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Northeast Miniature Horse Club, Inc..
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Where you'll be

Depending on the weather and time of year, we will be either in the spacious and airy barn, or out in any of several paddocks with the loose horses. We may also bring in several Minis to work with on the shady lawn outside the barn or even take them for a walk on the deer path that goes through the property. You will have access to bathroom facilities in the house.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Candy
November 2020
We loved our little adventure with the miniature ponies. They are simply the cutest animals ever. Cindy was very accommodating, and made us feel extremely confident when handling the ponies.
Kylie And Nick
October 2020
Cindy and her team were warm and welcoming. Cindy first greeted us with hand sanitizer and an introduction to the horses. My fiancé and I felt very safe! The space is outdoors and there's plenty of room to social distance. This is such an amazing experience for all ages! Cindy and her team ensure that you have the proper information to feel comfortable around the animals. At the start, you get the pleasure of roaming the grounds to pet the horses or take pictures. Then you move on to 1:1 time with a horse. Cindy picks the ones who she thinks are best for the group. Once back inside the stables, Cindy demonstrates how to brush and walk the horses. At the end, you get to practice skills with the horses and give them treats! We definitely recommend, and we'll be back again!
Cindy and her team were warm and welcoming. Cindy first greeted us with hand sanitizer and an introduction to the horses. My fiancé and I felt very safe! The space is outdoors and…
Vijay
October 2020
This experience was beyond magical. We are grateful for having the opportunity to visit Cindy’s place. She is extremely sweet, gave us a tour around the farm, got us familiar with the horses (Luke and twinkle, very adorable). Let us groom them and take them for a stroll.
This experience was beyond magical. We are grateful for having the opportunity to visit Cindy’s place. She is extremely sweet, gave us a tour around the farm, got us familiar with…
Shaylyn
November 2019
"Magical" is the perfect word to describe this experience! Cindy was incredible and the miniature horses were spectacular! Truly a wonderful experience that we will never forget!
Ryan
November 2019
Cindy made us feel welcome and was incredibly kind and passionate. You can tell she truly loves what she does. The horses are well trained and happy to be there. You will not be let down!!
Emily
November 2019
Such am incredible experience with a highly knowledgeable trainer. Cindy makes you feel like family and walks you through every step of interacting with the horses. She truly is gifted!

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    Cancellation policy

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

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.