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Meet & treat last Jilfan Arabian horses

Benton, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Carrie

60 mins
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meet the last Malabar Jilfan Arabian horses and our rescue herd. We are the only Malabar Jilfan farm and the only Malabar farm open to the public. Only 200 Malabars and a few Jilfan exist globally. We have been offering this experience since 2017 with 200+ outstanding reviews: "Learning about the horses and their stories may have been the highlight of our stay. -CJ" "This was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to return! -Christine" Upon arrival at the barn, expect a friendly greeting from Runa, our livestock guard dog. (Runa keeps stray dogs and predators away from the farm, so please tell us if you are bringing a service animal. No pets.) Your experience happens in the barn (expect outdoor temperatures, manure, mud, bugs, and wildlife) We begin with a release form, short safety orientation and bathroom break (outhouse). I then tell the Malabar and Jilfan stories and talk about rare breed preservation, and my history with horses. After that you meet each horse and experience their unique personalities. We provide treats for you to share with them. The horses enjoy interacting with visitors, inviting petting and selfies or playing, and their calmness is contagious. You may sit and share their peace, or actively engage with them. We hope you leave with an appreciation for rare breed preservation and recognition of their intelligence and individuality.
Meet the last Malabar Jilfan Arabian horses and our rescue herd. We are the only Malabar Jilfan farm and the only Malabar farm open to the public. Only 200 Malabars and a few Jilfan exist globally. We have been offering this experience since 2017 with 200+ outstanding reviews: "Learning about the horses and their stories may have been the highlight of our stay. -CJ" "This was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to return! -Christine"…

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Meet your host, Carrie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I've been riding and studying horses for more than 40 years. I am the author of The Healing of Horses and The Energetic Goat, published by Acres USA, and accept a select few apprentices each year for study on site. I originally learned horsemanship at the last junior cavalry school in the country, New Canaan Mounted Troop. I have years of experience with critically endangered species, from Red Wolves to Fainting Goats, and now critically endangered Arabian horse bloodlines. I specialize in introducing people to horses and horsemanship and the importance of rare breed preservation. Our farm is one of the rare few that treats horses as fellow conscious beings, and asks the horses to be partners in teaching people of their own free will. I blog and teach about rescue/adoption and breeding the critically rare bloodlines.
I've been riding and studying horses for more than 40 years. I am the author of The Healing of Horses and The Energetic Goat, published by Acres USA, and accept a select few apprentices each year for study on site. I originally learned horsemanship at the last junior cavalry school in the country, New Canaan Mounted Troop. I have years of experience with critically endangered species, from Red Wolves to Fainting Goats, and now critically endangered Arabian horse bloodlines. I specialize in…
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Where you'll be

You will be in the large barn at Barakah Heritage Farm, where East West Equestrian Arts is based. The barn is airy with a gentle breeze most days, well-lit, and gives us freedom to meet the horses in all weather except severe storms.

2 reviews

Kiersten
November 2019
Super interactive and a great experience for the family or anyone. We had a great time and loved petting and interacting with the horses and other animals too.
Pasquale
August 2019
Carrie was a wonderful host and very informative. We had a chance to really interact with the horses... even the Donkey was a ball! Carrie is very knowledgeable and she also has great stories behind the personalities and arrival of all the horses. Be SURE to where old shoes or boots as you'll be walking through an open field and will encounter horse manure piles as expected during an interactive experience like this so come prepared.
Carrie was a wonderful host and very informative. We had a chance to really interact with the horses... even the Donkey was a ball! Carrie is very knowledgeable and she also h…

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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 of all ages can attend.

What to bring

sturdy closed-toe shoes that handle mud and wet, and manure

bug spray during spring/summer