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Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses

Animals

Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses

54 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
Animals

Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses

Animals

Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses

54 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
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.
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Learn more about Cindy

Cindy

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!

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..

What's included

Food
Cookies/simple munchies We can provide special occasion cupcakes or pizza for small groups with advance notice. Reserve an…
Drinks
Cold drinks/coffee/cocoa

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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.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should be comfortable around horses and dogs and farm activity. My animals are clean and healthy, and the premises is cleaned daily. However, there…

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.

More tips

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!
Cindy
Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses
54 reviews
From $30/person
54 reviews
From $30/person