What you'll do
Meet Starbuck the miniature horse at his home, Wildwood Barn. We will show you the basics of horse safety, care, grooming and bridling. Use a curry comb, dandy brush, and hoof pick. Learn to prepare a horse's meal and pamper him with treats and attention. Try your hand at braiding his mane and tail. Observe how horses communicate with humans and how best to communicate with them. Guests under 45 pounds can be led around on Starbuck. He loves attention is will be happy to meet you. There is indoor and outdoor covered space at the barn should the weather be other than sunny. The experience can be scheduled by the hour, with a 1 hr. minimum. So put on your boots and cowboy hat (or not!) and let Starbuck introduce you and yours to the wonders of horses. This activity is one hour long & can be booked pretty much any day of the week, at whatever time is convenient for you. Please contact the host if you are interested in a date/time other than what is shown on the calendar. Starbuck can also be transported to you for private events or home visits. We have several overnight accommodations on site if you want to spend the night, please inquire about availability.
Bring your picnic basket of your favorites and eat at our picnic table. ( For health/safety reasons no eating with Starbuck)
We provide horse brushes, horse treats, and tack ( halter, lead rope, bridle) , and Starbuck.
I saved all my pennies for my first horse when I was 12 and I've had the privilege of working with them ever since. I ride several times a week, participate in drag scent faux hunts, have ridden cross-country in France and done dressage in Portugal. I am Involved with U S Pony Club, whose mission is to pass along knowledge and skills to young riders. I have a Master’s degree in Education and enjoy teaching learners of all ages and learning styles.
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Where you'll be
Starbuck lives at Wildwood Barn with 2 full-sized horses on a gorgeous 40 acre, private estate. See how horses live at Wildwood and experience the barn routine first hand. Lead Starbuck on the forest trails, graze him in the field, and sit on his back if you are under 45 pounds.
If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sat, 24th Aug From 08:00 to 09:00.
$42 per person
10 of 10 spots left
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
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.
There is no heated space in the barn, so dress for the temperature. Kids under 45 pounds should bring their own bike helmet if they want to sit on Starbuck. Wear rubber boots or other outdoor shoes
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