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Meet the last Jilfan Arabian horses

2 reviewsBenton, 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. You cannot find this experience anywhere else. We are the only Malabar Jilfan farm, and only 200 Malabars and a few Jilfan exist globally. We have been offering this experience since 2017 on AirBnB Travel with 170 5-star experience reviews: "Definitely don't miss the morning farm tour! 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! Carrie is very kind, patient and knowledgeable. -Christine" Expect to be greeted upon arrival by Runa, our fluffy white livestock guard. Foot-sitting and nose-booping are her stamps of approval. Your experience will happen in the barn (please dress for the weather and expect manure, mud, bugs, and wildlife on the property) with a short safety orientation and bathroom break (outhouse). I will then tell the Malabar Jilfan stories and talk about rare breed preservation, and also give my background with horses. The horses will be in the barn, listening and observing. After the background discussion, I introduce you to each horse, giving background and anecdotes, and you are then free to move about the barn interacting. The horses are very interested in visitors, and often communicate via body language or request petting or scratching. Photos & selfies are fine - I'm happy to assist.
Meet the last Malabar Jilfan Arabian horses. You cannot find this experience anywhere else. We are the only Malabar Jilfan farm, and only 200 Malabars and a few Jilfan exist globally. We have been offering this experience since 2017 on AirBnB Travel with 170 5-star experience reviews: "Definitely don't miss the morning farm tour! Learning about the horses and their stories may have been the highlight of our stay. -CJ" "This was an amazing…

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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…

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 of all ages can attend.

More tips

We are a working farm and not ADA compliant. Please do not bring dogs because we have a working livestock guardian dog on site. Please come prepared for typical seasonal bugs, and wear appropriate shoes that can get dirty. Be aware we have wildlife on the property including snakes/spiders.

What to bring

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

bug spray during spring/summer