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Animal experience hosted by Alison

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

During the 2-hour experience, guests will enjoy Smokey's Run Mini-Ranch! First, we'll have a 'Meet & Greet' with Gordie and Ginseng the ranch's sweet and silly Nigerian Dwarf goats, where I will share fun facts about goats that you never knew! Then all together we will take a golf cart tour of the working mini-ranch, always a highlight! Enjoy a fun ride on the trails while learning what it takes to keep a mini-ranch going day-to-day! Then, we'll pet and groom our favorite miniature horse, Buster! He's a very sweet and semi-retired driving pony, and a famous favorite of the mini-ranch! I will show you how to care for a miniature horse and you'll have the opportunity to get to know Buster better, and to understand horse care in general. Once Buster is brushed and looking his best, he'll be ready to harness up to his cart for a demonstration of what he used to do (all the time) in 'his glory days!' And you'll learn some interesting things about 'driving horses' that you often see in parades. Near the end of the experience, we'll relax on the covered patio next to the riding ring and enjoy a refreshing cold drink and tasty snack watching Buster and his goat buddies, all the while taking in the peaceful tranquility of Smokey's Run Mini-Ranch. I can't wait to host you!
**Inquire about customizing this experience for BIRTHDAY PARTIES, for your private group!!
During the 2-hour experience, guests will enjoy Smokey's Run Mini-Ranch! First, we'll have a 'Meet & Greet' with Gordie and Ginseng the ranch's sweet and silly Nigerian Dwarf goats, where I will share fun facts about goats that you never knew! Then all together we will take a golf cart tour of the working mini-ranch, always a highlight! Enjoy a fun ride on the trails while learning what it takes to keep a mini-ranch going day-to-day! Then, we'll…
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What's included

  • Food
    Cookies
  • Drinks
    Lemonade
  • Equipment
    A full restroom in the Motor Home (on-site) with washing station and hand s...

Meet your host, Alison

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've had the opportunities to work as a full-time Wrangler in Colorado, lead pony cart rides for a popular Summer Camp, and teach horseback riding lessons to children of all ages. At some point along the way, I became very interested in 'driving', where a horse pulls a cart. It takes a skilled horse and talented driver, and it's a lot of fun to learn about. I invested several years back in a wonderful and sweet driving pony named Buster, now semi-retired and living the relaxed pasture life! He's a cross between a pony and a miniature horse and he's the perfect non-intimidating horse for people of all ages to play with, groom, and just enjoy themselves around because he's 'good as gold' as they say : ) He was even brought to elementary schools when he was just a baby horse! He loves people as much as they love him!
I've had the opportunities to work as a full-time Wrangler in Colorado, lead pony cart rides for a popular Summer Camp, and teach horseback riding lessons to children of all ages. At some point along the way, I became very interested in 'driving', where a horse pulls a cart. It takes a skilled horse and talented driver, and it's a lot of fun to learn about. I invested several years back in a wonderful and sweet driving pony named Buster, now semi-retired and living the relaxed pasture life! He's…
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From £36
/ person
Sun, 16 May
From £126 per group
14:00 - 16:00
Private groups only
From £126 per group
Tue, 18 May
From £126 per group
10:00 - 12:00
Private groups only
From £126 per group
Sat, 22 May
From £126 per group
09:30 - 11:30
Private groups only
From £126 per group
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Where you'll be

All of the activities will take place at Smokey's Run Mini Ranch, a small privately-owned mini-ranch on approximately 8 acres. Guests will enjoy the quiet and 'escape' that this place holds, and will take in the sound of birds chirping and no traffic noise! We'll spend most of the experience at the center of the ranch near the goat pen, Buster's primary pasture, and the riding ring!

2 reviews

Arnetha
November 2020
We had a great time at Alison’s with the family. We wanted an outdoor experience because of COVID-19 and this was perfect. Buster is a very sweet animal and the goats are hilarious to watch. Would definitely recommend for families and children. Alison made sure we all had a fun time.
We had a great time at Alison’s with the family. We wanted an outdoor experience because of COVID-19 and this was perfect. Buster is a very sweet animal and the goats are hilarious…
Adrienne
April 2021
Such a fun time! Alison was warm and welcoming. Ginny, Gordy, and Buster were sweet and docile. A perfect afternoon!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Sun, 16 May
    14:00 - 16:00
    Private groups only
    From £126 per group
  • Tue, 18 May
    10:00 - 12:00
    Private groups only
    From £126 per group
  • Sat, 22 May
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £126 per group
  • Sat, 29 May
    10:00 - 12:00
    Private groups only
    From £126 per group
  • Tue, 8 Jun
    09:30 - 11:30
    Private groups only
    From £126 per group

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 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.