What you'll do
You will be able to be with horses like you have always dreamt. No bridles (bitless) in their mouths, no heavy saddles, no nails in their hooves (barefoot), no hurry. Just you and a loose horse. I will explain about horse behaviour so you will feel safe and understand the signs the horses give us. You will spend the morning connecting with the horse by grooming him, taking him for a walk and grazing in the surrouding fields, feeling the horse and yourself, through the horse. I will welcome you with a nice tea or coffee at 10:30 and explain the programme to you in detail. The horse will be loose around us during coffee and for the whole experience. At 13:00 we will finish the experience, but I can assure you, you will somehow take it with you. This is an individual experience. Totally personalized. It is not necessary, at all, to ride. In fact, most people don´t ride at a Hesting session. If you are scared, have had a bad experience, don´t like the way horses are treated in confined stables, or just fancy playing with a loose horse around poles and barrels, this is the place for you. Come breathe with the horse and find your own breath too.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
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- Diverse animals
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After having competed at national level in dressage, being a judge myself, taugh for more than two decades, I have now come to love horses more than ever. I now see them differently, not as an animal to be used, but a being from which to learn. I know there are people out there who have always wanted to be near horses, but just didn´t find the riding classes appealing. Now you can do "Hesting".
If we get hungry during the morning, we can always share some carrots with the horse, well, and some biscuits for us!
10:30 Welcome Coffee/tea I will provide coffee and tea, and of course, water during the whole experience. It is important to…
If you don´t have a car, I can pick you up at the "FGC Martorell-Vila Castellbisbal" train station. Please check timetable.
I can provide you with a riding helmet, if you don´t have one yourself.
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Where you'll be
We will be providing this horse experience in a private finca just outside of Barcelona, in a small town called Castellbisbal. You will be able to see Montserrat at a distance. It is not a riding stable with people coming in and out. It´s exclusively for you to enjoy your horse for the morning, hopefully in the sunshine :-)
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. The experience is for one person. If you are an adult, please find someone to babysit your children (I can help with that). If you want your child to enjoy…
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You don't need any experience with horses. This is not a riding lesson. I will teach you the basics of horse behaviour. Long trousers and closed shoes are recommended. All ages welcome. If the times don´t suit your other travel arrangements, please send me a message and I may be able to adapt.
Hesting, horse experience for all.