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Horse Groom Experience

Meriden, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Laura

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will arrive @theland and take a tour of our 3 acre plot. We will go through some basic safety information about the relevant animal you have chosen to learn about (approx 10min).

On the horse experience you will gain knowledge about each of our horses and their story. We will explain about field and stable management, their routines, herd behaviour, and then you will get to meet the horse you will be grooming. You will be shown how to bring the horse in from the field and be able to guide it down to the stables (approx 30min) We will show you how to groom the horse to a good standard, tac up a horse ready for riding (time permitting) and what commands are used for getting the horse to stand, walk and trot (weather permitting). This is called lunging (approx 20 min). You will finish the session by feeding the horses and getting a photo with them.

We ask that you join us with a sense of open-mindedness. When working with animals, the schedule revolves around them. Bring your sense of adventure and an appreciation for spontaneity as, really, anything can happen!
Other things to note
You may have not been around horses, but with our experience and expertise there really is nothing to worry about. All our horses are kind, gentle and approachable.
You will arrive @theland and take a tour of our 3 acre plot. We will go through some basic safety information about the relevant animal you have chosen to learn about (approx 10min).

On the horse experience you will gain knowledge about each of our horses and their story. We will explain about field and stable management, their routines, herd behaviour, and then you will get to meet the horse you will be grooming. You will be shown how…

Laura's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    bee suit can be provided. all outdoor wear is recommended such as wellies,...
From £25
/ person
Thu, 3 Dec
16:00 - 17:00
£25 per person
£25 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
15:00 - 16:00
£25 per person
£25 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
16:00 - 17:00
£25 per person
£25 per person

Meet your host, Laura

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a land owner in Meriden who has spent over 25 years riding and caring for horses. Since purchasing the land over 5 years ago I have made it a home for horses, pigs, chickens and bees. As a qualified food teacher, dressage riding competitor and bee keeper I like to educate others, pass on my knowledge and passion for these animals. My love for the environment and natural habitats is important and I hope others feel as enthused after an experience @theland.
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Where you'll be

@theland is a 3 arce plot in the heart of England, where I keep my animals. It was purchased with the intention of keeping horses and has since grown into a diverse piece of land that is home to horses, pigs, chickens and bees. We encourage the natural habitats of the animals who live here and love to share this unique place with others!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Gabriel
August 2020
Laura’s enthusiasm for animals and her farm is infectious! Really positive energy, arrived tired and tense after a busy week and left feeling rested and inspired.
Georgina
August 2020
What an amazing experience this was! My communication with Laura throughout the time we had was excellent, but to be faulted. Laura was welcoming, friendly, approachable and so good with our kids. We had a nervous 6 yr old & a 7 yr old boy who would normally shy away from this sort of experience, and can be ‘enthusiastically minded’ - Laura totally engaged with all the kids (2 older ones also) and brought out their confidence in an amazing way. She coaxed the children to take part, and without Laura’s interaction with them they wouldn’t have got so stuck in and I know they would have got in the car after and regretted not getting stuck in. I genuinely can not fault the experience, apart from all of us wanting to stay ALL day! Chief & Ginny are beautiful horses & our children will never forget the amazing experience. Do not hesitate to book, Laura is a total credit & if we lived closer we would be regulars.
What an amazing experience this was! My communication with Laura throughout the time we had was excellent, but to be faulted. Laura was welcoming, friendly, approachable and so g…
Carmina
January 2020
I've really LOVED this experience! I used to be so terrified of horses, but I like them so very much, and this experience has not just helped me get over my terror of being kicked, but I've actually got to take one of the horses for a walk and give her instructions to trot, walk, stop etc, fed her treats and groomed her. Never got so close and never felt so safe around horses, so THANK YOU Laura for making it possible! It was great fun, the area is really lovely and I highly recommend!
I've really LOVED this experience! I used to be so terrified of horses, but I like them so very much, and this experience has not just helped me get over my terror of being kicked,…
Jordan
December 2019
Would definitely recommend doing the experience with Laura, I had so much fun. I was there with my partner and baby and she included them in the day, even stopping to capture beautiful pictures of our time there.
Charlotte
October 2020
Wonderful experience - very knowledgable and welcoming and we learnt all about the horses and their lives. The kids loved it
Carolina
September 2020
Great insight into horse grooming. Lovely interaction with them.

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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 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

waterproofs, wellies, gloves, outdoor clothing weather dependent