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Bond with Rescue Horses in need of TLC

Hampton, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Glenna

90 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I’ll introduce you to each horse in the barn, you’ll learn their stories and feed them treats. Then we’ll select several and groom them slowly while listening to peaceful music that calms not only the horse but also you. By giving the horse love and attention you will learn to trust them, as they will learn to trust you. After they have been groomed we will take them for a short walk on a lead line either inside the indoor arena or out on the state park that connects with Hidden Springs Farm, depending on the weather. We’ll end the walk by returning to the barn and you’ll leave the farm feeling connected to nature and horses and feeling refreshed.
Other things to note
These horses are used to people but that doesn’t mean that they don’t get nervous. Ways to avoid nervous horses is to approach slowly, make no sudden movements and speak in a quiet, even voice. A lot of our horses have been through traumatic situations so this is important!
I’ll introduce you to each horse in the barn, you’ll learn their stories and feed them treats. Then we’ll select several and groom them slowly while listening to peaceful music that calms not only the horse but also you. By giving the horse love and attention you will learn to trust them, as they will learn to trust you. After they have been groomed we will take them for a short walk on a lead line either inside the indoor arena or out on the sta…

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What's included

  • Drinks
From £34
/ person
Sat, 30 Jan
13:00 - 14:30
£34 per person
£34 per person
Sun, 31 Jan
13:00 - 14:30
£34 per person
£34 per person
Fri, 5 Feb
14:00 - 15:30
£34 per person
£34 per person

Meet your host, Glenna

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Since I was a young girl, I have been a horse enthusiast. I am experienced in Dressage, trail riding but most of all loving and restoring horses who have been abandoned and abused. At Hidden Springs Farm, we rescue horses in need of a caring home and help them to regain their trust in people. I have been working with horses for the past fifteen years. I have worked at racing barns, private barns until realizing that running my own rescue and horse sanctuary was where I really belonged. Giving horses who have been given up on a second chance is my passion, and I would love to share it with you.
Since I was a young girl, I have been a horse enthusiast. I am experienced in Dressage, trail riding but most of all loving and restoring horses who have been abandoned and abused. At Hidden Springs Farm, we rescue horses in need of a caring home and help them to regain their trust in people. I have been working with horses for the past fifteen years. I have worked at racing barns, private barns until realizing that running my own rescue and horse sanctuary was where I really belonged. Giving ho…
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Where you'll be

We will start in Hidden Springs Farm main barn, where we house most of our rescues. This setting reminds one of an old quintessential New England property. Hidden Springs Farm is located in the Last Green Valley and holds onto the farm era property that has been disappearing from Connecticut more and more. Depending on the weather, the horse walk will take place through the Airline State Park or the indoor arena. Both are extremely pleasant.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Raein
January 2021
Glenna and Mackenzie were kind and caring. We had the most wonderful experience! The hourses were bundles of joy as well as their lovely cats hanging around. The time just flew by. Will definitely book again! Thank you...
Tatyana
January 2021
It was a great experience. Both my husband and I are new to anything horse related. But the attitude of Glenna and her sister was wonderful and reassuring. Plus to our surprise taking care of their horses was relaxing and peaceful. I would recommend this place and definitely would love to visit again!
It was a great experience. Both my husband and I are new to anything horse related. But the attitude of Glenna and her sister was wonderful and reassuring. Plus to our surprise tak…
Michele
December 2020
This experience was simply magical. I don't particularly like riding horses but I love being around them and this experience gave me the chance to be with 2 simply wonderful young ladies who care tremendously for their charges and are very knowledgeable and attentive to both guest and horse. Thank you!
This experience was simply magical. I don't particularly like riding horses but I love being around them and this experience gave me the chance to be with 2 simply wonderful young…
Maria
November 2020
Mackenzie and her mom, Beth, provided a fantastic experience. We learned a lot about the beautiful horses they rescue. The horses were delightful for the grooming session and walk. Everything was safe and relaxing. It was a memorable day with these special creatures. Mackenzie and Beth were excellent hosts—warm and committed to making sure the horses enjoyed as much as we did.
Mackenzie and her mom, Beth, provided a fantastic experience. We learned a lot about the beautiful horses they rescue. The horses were delightful for the grooming session and walk.…
Katrina
November 2020
Bonding with these rescue horses was an amazing experience. Glenna's sister, Mckenzie, was such a sweet and thoughtful host. I would definitely recommend this experience and would love to come back!
Susan
March 2020
This is the experience for you if you want to be close to horses but don’t feel comfortable riding. Glenna was extremely friendly and you felt her love of what she does and for the animals. It was truly special getting so close to these beautiful animals and helping groom them, then walking them, while chatting with Glenna. I highly recommend!
This is the experience for you if you want to be close to horses but don’t feel comfortable riding. Glenna was extremely friendly and you felt her love of what she does and for t…

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  • Sat, 30 Jan
    13:00 - 14:30
    £34 per person
  • Sun, 31 Jan
    13:00 - 14:30
    £34 per person
  • Fri, 5 Feb
    14:00 - 15:30
    £34 per person
  • Sat, 6 Feb
    14:00 - 15:30
    £34 per person
  • Sun, 7 Feb
    14:00 - 15:30
    £34 per person
  • Fri, 12 Feb
    14:00 - 15:30
    £34 per person
  • Sat, 13 Feb
    14:00 - 15:30
    £34 per person
  • Sun, 14 Feb
    14:00 - 15:30
    £34 per person

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 ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sneakers or boots, some type of closed toe shoe that will protect your feet.