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Loveable Long Ears - Donkey Connection!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.San Diego, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Michael

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will meet my donkey herd ranging from babies to adults, from small to mammoths (this is a breed of giant donkeys used for riding and making mules). We will groom, walk, feed and maybe ride the donkeys (depending on the interest and circumstances) in a private and casual environment. You'll learn about these workhorses of the equine world and quickly grow to appreciate the magnificent donkeys often lovingly referred to as "long ears".

All of this will happen at an expansive private ranch, one of the largest remaining in San Diego county, with creeks, waterfalls, pond, miles of exclusive trails and natural wildlife. Whether it's your first time with donkeys or you want to rekindle a past experience this experience is for you.

No experience is necessary and this is family friendly!
You will meet my donkey herd ranging from babies to adults, from small to mammoths (this is a breed of giant donkeys used for riding and making mules). We will groom, walk, feed and maybe ride the donkeys (depending on the interest and circumstances) in a private and casual environment. You'll learn about these workhorses of the equine world and quickly grow to appreciate the magnificent donkeys often lovingly referred to as "long ears".…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Donkeys and all the gear necessary to care, feed and take them on a field t...
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/ person
Fri, Oct 30
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Fri, Oct 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Sat, Oct 31
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a donkey trainer and enjoy showing others the loving personalities of donkeys. I work with both wild donkeys rounded from the the US wilderness by the BLM and domestic donkeys. I've been growing and teaching donkeys for 8 years - learning how to work with these unique animals who often have a mind of their own. Donkeys LOVE people and are far more affectionate than horses once they learn that humans are caring and fun.
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Where you'll be

We'll head out to the vast pastures to halter the donkeys. We won't have to walk far because once they hear us coming, they'll come running! They love humans & field trips. We'll take the donkeys for their spa day giving them treats along the way. Then it's off on a field trip to explore nature.

You'll likely be amazed at the intelligence, personality and thoughtfulness. By the end, you'll likely have a favorite one, but it'll be a tough choice.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Michael
February 2020
The ranch is set in the hills and the grounds were breathtaking. Interacting with the animals was a once in a lifetime experience for two lifetime city dwellers. Mike was an excellent host.
Robert
February 2020
We had great time together with Michael and his super friendly donkeys. We soon became friends with everyone. It was so nice to see the donkeys up close. Feeding, grooming and walking them in a gorgeous southern California valley. We recommend this Airbnb experience!
We had great time together with Michael and his super friendly donkeys. We soon became friends with everyone. It was so nice to see the donkeys up close. Feeding, grooming and walk…
Francisco
January 2020
Great experience. Took my family and we had a blast. My older and younger kids all had their own special experiences. The staff including Michael were excellent host and I would highly recommend to friends and family. The location was also very beautiful. I am planning on going back soon. Great place to go to relax and enjoy the donkeys.
Great experience. Took my family and we had a blast. My older and younger kids all had their own special experiences. The staff including Michael were excellent host and I would…
Travis
January 2020Private booking
Johanna hosted us as Michael was busy on this Saturday. She was incredibly kind and knowledgeable about the aminals. My fiance had a smile on her face throughout the visit. The ride was fun and we felt safe on the trail. We would highly recommend joining them for an hour or two on your weekend.
Johanna hosted us as Michael was busy on this Saturday. She was incredibly kind and knowledgeable about the aminals. My fiance had a smile on her face throughout the visit. The ri…
Andrew
December 2019
Michael and his team made the experience special for my two 12-year-old girls. Started with explaining what they are going to do but making certain he is building up there conference. They started with brushing the donkeys, then doing some practice riding, then a much longer ride around his land. They stopped to do a high rope swing over a creek which the girls loved. Before we start Michael checks everything well with the parents before directing the kids. Girls had a blast and the best experience for this trip
Michael and his team made the experience special for my two 12-year-old girls. Started with explaining what they are going to do but making certain he is building up there confere…
Mirian
December 2019
Amazing experience for me and my 7 year old son . Amazing dogs, horses, donkeys and mule . It was so much fun from start to finish ! I highly recommend this experience.

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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.

Guest requirements

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

More tips

Wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty!

What to bring

You might want a hat because we'll be out in the sunshine.

Clothes you don't mind getting dirty.