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Tour a Horse Sanctuary

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Dover Plains, United States

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Experience hosted by Deanna

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will be greeted at our entrance with a pony. Following your arrival, you will be guided on a private tour where you will see all the animals at the sanctuary, all the horses, the goats and the sheep. You will also have a back stage pass to see where the animals' meals are prepared and how the animals are cared for. You will then be able to groom a horse, of staff choosing. You will then have the opportunity to choose a horse you would like to meet personally. After choosing your horse you will spend time with your horse one on one in a liberty session in our indoor arena. A professional photographer will follow you during your experience, taking photos along the way. One digital collage of your experience is included.
You will be greeted at our entrance with a pony. Following your arrival, you will be guided on a private tour where you will see all the animals at the sanctuary, all the horses, the goats and the sheep. You will also have a back stage pass to see where the animals' meals are prepared and how the animals are cared for. You will then be able to groom a horse, of staff choosing. You will then have the opportunity to choose a horse you would like t…

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What's included

  • Drinks
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From $75
/ person
Sun, Oct 11
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person
$75 per person
Sun, Oct 25
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Deanna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the founder and director of Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue (LOHR). LOHR is sanctuary to 50 rescued horses. The Mission of LOHR is "People Helping Horses Heal People". At the sanctuary, we combine the rescued horses with humans for a truly self guided healing experience.
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About the organization: Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue



Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue is dedicated to providing a sanctuary for abused & neglected horses and to improve the relationship between horses and people. We are committed to raising funds to support the rescued horses in our care and will pursue the acquisition of grants, gifts, bequests and donations to support the organization. We are a no-kill rescue striving to promote humane treatment.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue.

Where you'll be

We will visit each paddock and hear every horses' story of how he or she was rescued and what their role is at the sanctuary.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Iris
July 2019
This is definitely a MUST for experiences. I had to drive 1 1/2 hours to get there, and I was not disappointed in the slightest with this experience. Deanna is extremely welcoming, friendly, and very knowledgeable, and the other volunteers were wonderful. The sanctuary is calming and peaceful. Even if you just go for their other experiences, definitely check them out. I had such a great time grooming Ruby, a massive horse! And being able to walk around with Ruby and her father, Palm, was so soothing. If I could give more than 5 stars I would... and I definitely plan on going back!
This is definitely a MUST for experiences. I had to drive 1 1/2 hours to get there, and I was not disappointed in the slightest with this experience. Deanna is extremely welcoming,…
Karen
July 2019
It was a wonderful day! Deanna and Lisa (the photographer) engaged us for the entire Sanctuary Tour. We were able to get up close and personal with a horse, learned the basics of grooming and even had them literally "Eating out of our hands"! Big shout out to Charlotte and Kaleigh who over saw us grooming Pom and Ruby. Also, Lisa captured the day in photos and made us each a fantastic personalized collage. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone of any age!
It was a wonderful day! Deanna and Lisa (the photographer) engaged us for the entire Sanctuary Tour. We were able to get up close and personal with a horse, learned the basics of…
Dianna
May 2019
I enjoyed my experience here because it was a unique opportunity to interact with these special rescue horses. I think the mission of this place is wonderful.
Howard
February 2019
There are so few experiences these days that exceed expectations and the cost. I could not believe how much time Deanna spent with my daughter not only exposing her to the horse she chose, but teaching her how to direct the horse. The horse, Patches, was so friendly and cooperative with my 6 year old. Deanna is so skilled and caring. This is now an unforgettable memory for us both.
There are so few experiences these days that exceed expectations and the cost. I could not believe how much time Deanna spent with my daughter not only exposing her to the horse sh…
John
January 2019
We had an absolutely fantastic day with Deanna and everyone else at Lucky Orphans. It was amazing to see the love and care everyone puts into their time there and with the animals. It was amazing to be able to spend so much one on one time with the horses, both in the stables and the ring, letting us connect on a much more personal level. Thank you Deanna for a great day!
We had an absolutely fantastic day with Deanna and everyone else at Lucky Orphans. It was amazing to see the love and care everyone puts into their time there and with the animals.…

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Sun, Oct 11
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 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 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear comfortable shoes. We will be on a farm; if it's sunny, bring sunblock; if it's been rainy, it will be muddy. Please be prepared so you can have the most enjoyable experience possible.

What to bring

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