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Get Hands On with Our Mares and Foals

Watsonville, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Lynn

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Upon your arrival, we'll get right to meeting the horses. We will stroll the small ranch and you will experience horses 'at liberty'. In other words, not living in a box/stall. I will explain the history of the rescue, why it is needed and why we are different than every other horse rescue. Our horses are treated like the sentient beings they are, and it shows. They are warm and relaxed and look forward to visitors. My goal is to get you hands on and up close. The horses are very receptive to attention and love interacting with visitors. They will casually approach you to say hello and you will experience 'horse' in a very different way. We like to give each visitor a special experience touching and connecting with these magnificent beings.
Denna, will then give a demonstration on how we begin the gentling process with the foals. We show what to encourage, and what to avoid. When the opportunity presents itself, we like to let you participate. This is entirely up to our foals!
We end the tour relaxing at the tack shed. Your choice of a beverage awaits you. Questions are answered and you can take pictures of your favorite new friend.
Other things to note
Boots are preferred, tennis shoes/comfortable walking can suffice for visiting from.
No sandals, flip flops, dangling jewelry, heavy perfume, or tobacco allowed.
Upon your arrival, we'll get right to meeting the horses. We will stroll the small ranch and you will experience horses 'at liberty'. In other words, not living in a box/stall. I will explain the history of the rescue, why it is needed and why we are different than every other horse rescue. Our horses are treated like the sentient beings they are, and it shows. They are warm and relaxed and look forward to visitors. My goal is to get you hands on…
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What's included

  • Drinks

    Water will be available. :)

Meet your host, Lynn

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 37 Reviews
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Hello Horse Lovers!
We have completed the opportunity to come and visit the horses until COVID allows us to reopen The weather is great and our foals, all about 5 months old now are getting ready for their forever homes!
It takes a lot of circumstances to come together to make the experience happen. We need a healthy mother and foal. A willing-to-share-mom, and dry warm weather. It's all part of what makes this visit a truly unique experience. You will learn how they have so much more to offer than being instruments for riding. We hope you will check back summertime of 2020. Come discover the magic of horses!
Hello Horse Lovers!
We have completed the opportunity to come and visit the horses until COVID allows us to reopen The weather is great and our foals, all about 5 months old now are getting ready for their forever homes!
It takes a lot of circumstances to come together to make the experience happen. We need a healthy mother and foal. A willing-to-share-mom, and dry warm weather. It's all part of what makes this visit a truly unique experience. You will learn how they have…
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From $63
/person
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About the organization: The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation



The Pregnant Mare Rescue Project is devoted to rescuing pregnant mares and orphaned foals from imminent slaughter. We are a temporary equine sanctuary committed to rehabilitating abused horses, advocating for humane treatment and for providing a safe haven for equines too damaged to re-home. We are on a mission of healing souls – both human and horse.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation.
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Where you'll be

We're tucked away behind a grove of Eucalyptus making for the feel of a true sanctuary. We are a non-riding facility, & everything we do here is in support of the horses. To host this experience depends on many components! Horses must be healthy, foals must be comfortable around people. Weather must be dry. Hence so few dates available. It will amaze you how enchanting these otherwise unwanted lives are, and why its so important to save them.
Mallory
October 2019
Thank you, Lynn and Athena, for the wonderful experience visiting the foals and other horses. We learned from Athena how the foals and mares came to be rescued, and she made us feel comfortable and welcome. We left more informed about how horses are mistreated and abused and how they are rehabilitated, and happy having spent time with them, giving them treats and love. We felt great that our donation went fully to support this important cause. Thank you for doing this important service with passion and love, and for allowing us to participate! -Mallory & Aileen
Thank you, Lynn and Athena, for the wonderful experience visiting the foals and other horses. We learned from Athena how the foals and mares came to be rescued, and she made us fe…
Andrew
August 2019
We had a blast today and really enjoyed some private time with the horses. This is a must do if you’re in the area!
Loretta
August 2019
Lynn is so knowledgeable about horses and thoughtful about the experience she builds for her guests. My daughter was a little nervous around the horses, but Lynn (and the kind horses!) but her at ease and created a wonderful, unique experience. Thanks!
Lynn is so knowledgeable about horses and thoughtful about the experience she builds for her guests. My daughter was a little nervous around the horses, but Lynn (and the kind hors…
Sandra
August 2019
Looking to connect on a calm and peaceful level with foals. This is a treat. Anytime spent simply being around horses is very grounding and a lovely time being present in the moment. A nice property and welcoming host. Gentle, sweet horse who very much delight when you bring carrot and apple bits for them.
Looking to connect on a calm and peaceful level with foals. This is a treat. Anytime spent simply being around horses is very grounding and a lovely time being present in the momen…
Laura
August 2019
We took my now 3 year old back to this amazing experience a year later. So incredible to get the opportunity to feed and care for the horses and their babies. My daughter was so impressed and so happy to be taking care of them and feeding them carrots. This place is really special!
We took my now 3 year old back to this amazing experience a year later. So incredible to get the opportunity to feed and care for the horses and their babies. My daughter was so im…
Susan
August 2019
Our 3 yr old LOVED feeding carrots to the horses and was able to pet the foals! He'll be chattering about this experience for a ling time.

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 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Guests may want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera,

one carrot or apple cut into pieces