Hands On With Magical Miniature Horses

Bow, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Cindy

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We will meet for a short orientation while you enjoy a welcoming coffee or cold drink. We will then introduce you to "the herd" and select a few horses to demo how to approach them, halter and lead them, groom them. You will then be helped to choose your own horse for the day. If the weather is cooperative, we can go for a short trail walk and perhaps see some of the wildlife who seem to be more comfortable and come closer when we humans are attached to a horse!
Q and A is ongoing. All questions are welcome, and we will make every effort to gear the experience to the guests' individual interests.
Some may simply want the 'therapy value' of touching and communicating. Some may want information on how we care for the horses. Some may want a demo on how we show them in competition. Energetic guests may want to take a horse over a set of appropriately scaled jumps or obstacles. All can be arranged, and everyone in the group can do something different, as long as I can maintain my ability to be six places at once. It's a talent.
We can also provide a special occasion for any age guest and his or her celebrants, with appropriate refreshments that you bring along or order here.
Other things to note
Please dress appropriately for the weather. Closed-toe shoes, please. Sunscreen and bug repellent are handy seasonally.
THE MAGICAL MINIS EXPERIENCE MAKES A FABULOUS, ONE OF A KIND GIFT!
We will meet for a short orientation while you enjoy a welcoming coffee or cold drink. We will then introduce you to "the herd" and select a few horses to demo how to approach them, halter and lead them, groom them. You will then be helped to choose your own horse for the day. If the weather is cooperative, we can go for a short trail walk and perhaps see some of the wildlife who seem to be more comfortable and come closer when we humans are…
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What's included

  • Food
    We can provide special occasion cupcakes or pizza for small groups with adv...
  • Drinks
    Cold drinks/coffee/cocoa

Meet your host, Cindy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 142 Reviews
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I have a passion for my Miniature Horses (all animals, actually!) that I enjoy sharing with the world. A lifetime lover of all things equine, I was drawn into the world of "magical miniatures" in 1989, and was a serious breeder for more than 20 years, showing my under 34" Minis all over the country. Since 2006 I have also been Director of the Northeast Miniature Horse Rescue, an adoption agency that assures loving lifetime homes for unwanted Minis. I can personally attest to the ability of these endearing critters to lift your spirits and soothe your soul. Come "experience" the magic!
I have a passion for my Miniature Horses (all animals, actually!) that I enjoy sharing with the world. A lifetime lover of all things equine, I was drawn into the world of "magical miniatures" in 1989, and was a serious breeder for more than 20 years, showing my under 34" Minis all over the country. Since 2006 I have also been Director of the Northeast Miniature Horse Rescue, an adoption agency that assures loving lifetime homes for unwanted Minis. I can personally attest to the ability of…
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About the organisation: Northeast Miniature Horse Club, Inc.



The Northeast Miniature Horse Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Miniature Horses, providing refuge, safety, sanctuary, and forever homes for Miniature equines in need. Our skilled and caring foster caregivers provide temporary homes where abused, neglected, or abandoned Minis are made healthy and ready for adoption to permanent loving homes.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Northeast Miniature Horse Club, Inc..
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Where you'll be

Depending on the weather and time of year, we will be either in the spacious and airy barn, or out in any of several paddocks with the loose horses. We may also bring in several Minis to work with on the shady lawn outside the barn or even take them for a walk on the deer path that goes through the property. You will have access to bathroom facilities in the house.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 142 reviews.

Kristin
September 2021
My friend and I visited on a Saturday. Cindy is a terrific host, and her miniature horses are all very sweet. She also has some super cute dogs. It was great to hear about all the horses and their relationships with each other. The small group size — there were 3 of us total — made this experience very personal. We were each paired up with a horse, and we got to spend plenty of time with them, learning how to groom them, and walk (and trot) with them. I loved Misty, the miniature I was paired with. Both Cindy and Misty were very patient with me being a beginner. : ) Cindy helps run a miniature horse rescue and the fees from this experience help out with that. This was truly a magical experience, and my friend and I were so glad we did it. Definitely recommend — would also be great for kids who love animals. Thank you!
Ali Reza
September 2021
Thank you Cindy for this amazing experience. We had lots of fun being around these cute miniature horses. Don't miss out on this place if you're ever around there.
Emily
September 2021
We had a great visit getting to know the horses. We got so much time with them, and Cindy answered all of our questions. A really different and fun experience!
Amanda
September 2021
My husband and I visited the farm for his birthday. We had such a fantastic time. Cindy is a great host, super patient and informative as we asked a ton of questions! The ponies are so beautiful and super sweet.
Blake
September 2021
We had a great time grooming and walking the miniatures. At first we were worried we wouldn’t get much interaction because most of them would walk away when approached. However, once we were paired up and were able to groom them, they seemed to really relax around us all. Walking and trotting with them was lots of fun! Cindy was a great host, and full of information to share!
Ernie
August 2021
Cindy is great and super friendly. The horses are a lot of fun and you get to hang out with them the entire time.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.