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Horseback Trail Ride Natural Ecosystems

Geneva, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Lauren

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your experience begins with a 10 minute introductory lesson on how to behave around a horse, how mount a horse, and how to ride. We then embark on an exclusive access 90 minute trail ride to the Lake Proctor Wilderness area and a chance to explore undeveloped Florida. We’ll venture through various ecosystems that make up the 475 acre Lake Proctor Wilderness area. Pine scrub, pine flatwoods, sandhill and bayhead swamps covered all of Central Florida when Conquistadors and settlers explored these lands long before Disney. Each is a distinct eco system, and change before your eyes as thick palmettos and tall pines lead into sprawling oaks heavy with Spanish Moss and resurrection ferns. Trails bright with lichens and moss give way to brackish waters and rich black mud. As we loop back toward home, keep an eye out for bald eagles, sandhill cranes, pileated woodpeckers, a gopher tortoise, and maybe even a gator.

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Other things to note
There is a weight limit of 215. No previous horseback riding experience is required. Any allergies to insects, horses, grass or in general must be disclosed.
Your experience begins with a 10 minute introductory lesson on how to behave around a horse, how mount a horse, and how to ride. We then embark on an exclusive access 90 minute trail ride to the Lake Proctor Wilderness area and a chance to explore undeveloped Florida. We’ll venture through various ecosystems that make up the 475 acre Lake Proctor Wilderness area. Pine scrub, pine flatwoods, sandhill and bayhead swamps covered all of Central Flori…

Lauren's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    Riding helmets
From $115
/ person
Thu, Jan 21
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$115 per person
$115 per person
Fri, Jan 22
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$115 per person
$115 per person
Sun, Jan 24
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person

Meet your host, Lauren

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 73 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As a life-long horse enthusiast, I’ve pursued training in a number of equestrian disciplines, but ultimately, exploring Florida’s unique ecosystems and forgotten history is what I find to be the most fulfilling horseback experience. Sharing these off the beaten path adventures has become a passion for me. I love guiding first-timers through their first horseback ride and I love the excitement people feel when they learn that Central Florida is so much more than theme parks.
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Where you'll be

We will ride trails only accessed from this unique destination (which is an AirBnB you can book! Stay in the tree house, yurt, or hangar) where you will witness what undiscovered Florida looks like, it’s rich history, and diverse landscapes. As we ride horses through the trails alongside beautiful landscapes, you will feel your stress melt away.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 73 reviews.

Alex
January 2021
First time my girlfriend and I rode and Lauren was excellent. The horses were so well trained and Lauren went above and beyond during the experience taking pictures of us during our ride and making it so much fun to ride through the amazing trail. 100% recommend to any travelers that always wanted to ride horses even with no experience. Even got to experience her new baby goats being born!!
First time my girlfriend and I rode and Lauren was excellent. The horses were so well trained and Lauren went above and beyond during the experience taking pictures of us during ou…
Madison
January 2021
This was such a magical experience, and Lauren is wonderful! You can really feel her love for the horses, and the love they have for her too. Beautiful Florida trails, and we were blessed with great weather :)
Zoltan
January 2021
We had such a lovely day riding in the sunshine in lovely scenery. Even with no previous riding experience, I had no problem. The horses were mild mannered and Lauren was a great host.
Cathy
December 2020
Beautiful location, awesome guides and the horses were well trained and well cared for. Highly recommend this for an hour and a half of fresh air and relaxation!
Gabriel
December 2020
We had a wonderful time riding with Lauren and her team of beautiful horses! Both myself and my partner were basically horse riding novices and Lauren provided great instructions and support and we had a lovey experience. We look forward to returning during our next trip to Florida.
We had a wonderful time riding with Lauren and her team of beautiful horses! Both myself and my partner were basically horse riding novices and Lauren provided great instructions a…
Javier
December 2020
My Sons and I enjoyed the entire experience, from the instruction and familiarization with the horses to the beautiful and varying natural scenes on the trails. Lauren was super personable and great with the boys. She also took the time to explain what we were seeing, history of the area and anecdotes about wildlife and the environment. I’m also pretty sure one of the twins talked her ear off most of the trail... She was the best and accommodated our numbers with an additional horse. The horses were extremely well behaved and great for the boys! Responsive to commands and provided a great riding experience. Overall the boys absolutely loved the entire experience. This is a must do for families with kids.
My Sons and I enjoyed the entire experience, from the instruction and familiarization with the horses to the beautiful and varying natural scenes on the trails. Lauren was super pe…

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  • Thu, Jan 21
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $115 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $115 per person
  • Sun, Jan 24
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $125 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $115 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $115 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $115 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $125 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Long pants

Closed toed shoes