What you'll do
Join us on the farm which is nestled in the Dundas Valley, a part of the Carolinian Forest. We'll gather in the bank barn, with views of our horse pastures and the adjacent tallgrass prairies. I'll introduce you to the herd, along with some safe handling techniques so you understand how to better communicate and interact with the horses. From there you'll get the chance to slow down and spend some time with these amazing animals. Learn about how they interact as a herd, what they eat, how to groom them, and some ethical training techniques we use on the farm. There will be lots of photo opportunities throughout the experience!
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I've been training, riding and loving horses for over 25 years, and now running a natural boarding farm which is an oasis for horses and horse lovers alike. Horsemanship is evolving and there's a new wave of ethical horsemanship surfacing. I'm excited to be a Harmony Horsemanship Level 1 instructor, have introduced positive reinforcement and liberty work into my training and having so much fun with it. Instead of using the horse as a tool for entertainment, I honour my herd and what they need to thrive first. In return, we get to build a connection based on mutual respect.
Local snack, tea or coffee & water
Where you'll be
We will be spending our time on our 20 acre farm, nestled in the Dundas Valley. This is a pretty special place! Not only is it part of the Carolinian Forest, the province's most diverse ecological region, it's also part of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. Adjacent to the Bruce Trail, access to such a natural place helps our horses to live a more natural life, we're excited to show you how!
Things to keep in mind
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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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. No horse related experience is required.
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.
This is a non-riding experience, and we will be on grass the majority of the time. Closed toed shoes are required, and long pants are recommended. Horse food and treats will be provided, no need to bring anything for the horses.
Hang with the Herd
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