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Nature based Mindfulness with Ponies

Yeovil, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Claire

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Connecting with animals in nature, connecting to the nature of our Self. Horses and ponies are sentient beings, connecting and tuning in to us as we wander around them. I aim for you to really enjoy it too. We'll start with basic chat about horse behaviour and safety. Then a body awareness exercise, tuning into all of your senses, being more in the present moment and more connected with your authentic self and this strengthens the connection to the ponies.
You may spend some activity time behind the fencing to ensure Safe Space practice for covid protocol. You will be wandering the field space, breathing in the tonic of fresh air, surrounded by the beauty of birds, wildlife, trees, and the fresh elements of weather, which are all good for the soul. There will be a guided meditation to connect with nature. The mindfulness experience continues, as we walk, engage our senses and observe the ponies, donkey and birds of our paddocks. I will be right there too, ensuring you have a unique experience as you connect with the magical energy of all creatures and the wider universe. We will rest at the log circle for reflective time. Spending peaceful time in nature help us de-stress, and is reviving and healing. Horses reflect back to us subtle insights of our inner emotions and characteristics, they offer us these insights as a gift, which adds to the magical, authentic experience.
Connecting with animals in nature, connecting to the nature of our Self. Horses and ponies are sentient beings, connecting and tuning in to us as we wander around them. I aim for you to really enjoy it too. We'll start with basic chat about horse behaviour and safety. Then a body awareness exercise, tuning into all of your senses, being more in the present moment and more connected with your authentic self and this strengthens the connection to…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water, a variety of soft drinks and juice will be provided.
  • Equipment
    Handwash, paper towels, sanitiser gel

Meet your host, Claire

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 8 Reviews
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I'm an experienced therapist, I also work with horses for equine-assisted therapy. One of my most memorable experiences was a personal journey, learning horsemanship skills whilst working with amazing horses in the hills surrounding the rainforest in Costa Rica. I'm passionate about being outside, in nature with animals and especially horses and all the comfort, healing and joy they can offer us, just by being around them. The wise people of ancient ways and indigenous tribes people are where I draw inspiration. The Celtic values, beliefs and Folklore offer themes that I truly enjoy guiding people with, in a magical journey of mindfulness and relaxation in nature. I share the wisdom of oracle cards, with Nature, Celtic and Horse Wisdom as my favourites, along with Medicine Wheel meditation and contemplation at the log circle.
I'm an experienced therapist, I also work with horses for equine-assisted therapy. One of my most memorable experiences was a personal journey, learning horsemanship skills whilst working with amazing horses in the hills surrounding the rainforest in Costa Rica. I'm passionate about being outside, in nature with animals and especially horses and all the comfort, healing and joy they can offer us, just by being around them. The wise people of ancient ways and indigenous tribes people are where…
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Where you'll be

Starting with introductions around the 'meet & greet' large stable, then moving to the paddocks for guided wandering and to observe the animals, amongst wild grasses, hedgerows and trees. Tranquil countryside holds the space of our rustic retreat. Rainy days don't stop us, it's refreshing to embrace the elements or keep dry under the stable porch, whilst noticing all in nature around. The stable has open doors both ends and moveable chairs.

Rated 4.63 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Rebecca
October 2020
It was a magical experience, Claire has been a very good host from the very beginning with excellent communication to prepare the experience. I went with my 2 daughters aged of 7 and 8 years old and they loved it, they are still talking about it . Claire managed to share her passion about the animals and the nature and adapt the experience to young children with success. As an adult, I really had a very good time and I have to say that it was very mindful and relaxing experience. For anyone travelling by the lovely area, I would definitely recommend this fantastic experience.
It was a magical experience, Claire has been a very good host from the very beginning with excellent communication to prepare the experience. I went with my 2 daughters aged of 7 a…
Fanny
October 2020
Is a really lovely spot and experience was a great tester for those wanting to explore this topic further. Animals were gorgeous and Claire was a great host
Siobhan
October 2020
A really lovely experience. Claire was super accommodating when I managed to get lost twice! Little touches like tea and biscuits waiting on arrival made me feel at home and Claire's knowledge and experience meant she was able to personalise the morning for me. I left feeling like a new woman!
A really lovely experience. Claire was super accommodating when I managed to get lost twice! Little touches like tea and biscuits waiting on arrival made me feel at home and Claire…
Mandy
September 2020
This was a truly wonderful experience of connected with the natural surroundings and the beautiful animals. I felt very comfortable with and welcomed by Claire who is very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this experience, it will leave you very relaxed and calm.
This was a truly wonderful experience of connected with the natural surroundings and the beautiful animals. I felt very comfortable with and welcomed by Claire who is very knowledg…
Sarah
August 2020
A very unique and peaceful experience. Claire was willing to tailor the morning to us, making sure we felt welcomed and comfortable. The animals were very friendly, and it was a great opportunity to wind down and relax in nature. The retreat is calm and tranquil, with doves, horses and a donkey. A booking you won’t regret making.
A very unique and peaceful experience. Claire was willing to tailor the morning to us, making sure we felt welcomed and comfortable. The animals were very friendly, and it was a gr…
Elle
November 2019
Claire provided us with something unique and special for the morning. She shared techniques on mindfulness that we could take away with us. Great activity!

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing and hat

Personal dietary requirements for snacks