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Horse walk in nature with rescued horses

Barao de Sao Joao, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Sakshin;

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese

What you'll do

We will go on a walk with 5 rescue horses. On this walk we will guide you into your own power by taking the horse on a lead. Walking with horses has everything to do with clear and gentle communication and we will help you to establish that. Horses are mirrors of the soul and they reflect your actual State of Being. For some, the reflection of the horse is a real eye opener and for some the walk is pure pleasure. But whatever the horses have in mind for you, you will leave here fulfilled and satisfied.

This experience is also very suitable for people who are/have been afraid for horses but would love to get (back) in touch with them.

After the (safety) introduction, we step into the field and you can choose the horse that attracts you most, or you will be chosen by a horse.

While walking, I might reflect on things that I notice in you while being with a horse. This can be an insightful experience. Most people leave here with a feeling of wellness, fulfilled and happy.

But the main thing is going for the walk in the beautiful hills around Barão de São João. Halfway the walk we take a little breakwhere you can sip some of your own brought drink before we head back.
I'll make sure that it will be an unforgettable experience.

Looking forward to walk with you and let you enjoy the magic of these five rescued horses.
Other things to note
We will be out in the open field so wear good shoes and trousers and bring a sweater for when it's windy, which it can be on the field.
We will go on a walk with 5 rescue horses. On this walk we will guide you into your own power by taking the horse on a lead. Walking with horses has everything to do with clear and gentle communication and we will help you to establish that. Horses are mirrors of the soul and they reflect your actual State of Being. For some, the reflection of the horse is a real eye opener and for some the walk is pure pleasure. But whatever the horses have in m…

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From $50
/person
Fri., Dec. 4
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$63 per person
$63 per person
Sat., Dec. 5
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$63 per person
$63 per person
Sun., Dec. 6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$63 per person
$63 per person

Meet your host, Sakshin;

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 51 Reviews
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Ever since I was a child I was dreaming of having a horse. I had to become 50 years to finally realize that dream. Soon I understood that 'dreaming' about a horse is totaaaally different than actually having one...
6 years ago, rescued from slaughter by a friend of mine, I walked 'Flame', my first horse, home for the first time. That was the moment the real adventure started. Being with Flame not only taught me lots about horses and how to take care of them, but my life changed profoundly.
More and more I became grounded in myself and dared to stand in my own power. Now, almost 6 years and 4 extra horses later, the horses made me into a horseman, and it feels like it has never been different.
I want to share my experience with you by taking you on an empowering walk with the 5 horses.
Ever since I was a child I was dreaming of having a horse. I had to become 50 years to finally realize that dream. Soon I understood that 'dreaming' about a horse is totaaaally different than actually having one...
6 years ago, rescued from slaughter by a friend of mine, I walked 'Flame', my first horse, home for the first time. That was the moment the real adventure started. Being with Flame not only taught me lots about horses and how to take care of them, but my life changed profoundly.…
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Where you'll be

State of Being; Horse sanctuary, is located just South of the picturesque village Barao de Sao Joao. The fields have great views of the village and the mountains Monchique and Foia in the distance. The walk takes us through backroads and a small track and we'll pass the Capela do Monte on a distance.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

Resa
November 2020
What an enjoyable and interesting way to spend the afternoon! I loved getting to know the horses, all with different personalities and quirks. I learned the proper way to handle horses while having a lovely walk with Luciano, one of the babies. Just like a toddler in his terrible twos, he can be a handful but oh so entertaining! It's an inspiration how the lives of the horses have been transformed. I wish all animals could live in perfect peace and happiness like Sakshin's beautiful family of rescued horses.
What an enjoyable and interesting way to spend the afternoon! I loved getting to know the horses, all with different personalities and quirks. I learned the proper way to handle ho…
Adrienne
November 2020
We had an amazing time on our horse walk. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something different to do in the Algarve. Sahksin and Charlotte were lovely guides helping us understand and lead our horses on the walk, to guide them with calm confidence. It was a beautiful experience. I hope to do it again!
We had an amazing time on our horse walk. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something different to do in the Algarve. Sahksin and Charlotte were lovely guides helping us u…
Walter
October 2020
We hade a wonderful experience with Sakshin, Charlotte and the horses. It's a great way to learn more about yourself and also just a lovely walk in a beautiful place with the horses. You learn a lot about yourself and your style of communication walking with the horses. It really made me reflect on my style of leadership and I've learnt some valuable lessons that I'll take home. Thanks a lot, guys!
We hade a wonderful experience with Sakshin, Charlotte and the horses. It's a great way to learn more about yourself and also just a lovely walk in a beautiful place with the horse…
Tina
October 2020
Sakshin and Charlotte have created something very special here and I am so grateful I booked the experience. Charlotte explained to me that being with a horse can be considered a type of meditation. One must be present and aware but maintain a sense of calm. My horse Flame saw through me immediately - someone who has trouble saying “no”! I can’t recommend this experience enough. Thanks so much Sakshin and Charlotte.
Sakshin and Charlotte have created something very special here and I am so grateful I booked the experience. Charlotte explained to me that being with a horse can be considered a…
Emanuela
September 2020
Wonderful, amazing experience. The horses were beautiful and characterful. It was great to connect with them and share a walk. I definitely felt in sync with Rocky (my horse) by the end of the walk. Beautiful, wise creatures that bring out the best of you. Worth mentioning, I have never been close to a horse before in my life and I was able to walk with one for an hour!
Wonderful, amazing experience. The horses were beautiful and characterful. It was great to connect with them and share a walk. I definitely felt in sync with Rocky (my horse) by th…
Kathrin
September 2020
Es war ein wunderschönes, spannendes, herausforderndes und einzigartiges Erlebnis! Wir werden bestimmt noch einmal diese Pferdewanderung machen. Herzlichen Dank an Sakshin & Charlotte!!!

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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.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

good shoes, no flipflops

good sun protection, like a hat