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Help us rescue horses in Portugal

Lagos, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Femke

60 mins
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

Depending on your horse experience we will plan a horsey day, some of the things that we do on a daily basis:
- Brush and wash horses;
- Poo picking;
- Making new fencing;
- Cleaning and filling waters;
- Feeding;
- Walking with horses
- And not to forget, hugs and love to horses.

All money goes directly to the costs involved in rescuing the horses.
Other things to note
This is a mini trial of our daily routine, come and help us rescue horses. Give love to horses who have suffered, help us cleaning the yard, wash and brush horses, train or walk with horses.
Depending on your horse experience we will plan a horsey day, some of the things that we do on a daily basis:
- Brush and wash horses;
- Poo picking;
- Making new fencing;
- Cleaning and filling waters;
- Feeding;
- Walking with horses
- And not to forget, hugs and love to horses.

All money goes directly to the costs involved in rescuing the horses.
Other things to note
This is a mini trial…

Femke's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Femke

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 21 Reviews
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We love horses and Portugal. But what we don't like, is the many cases of mistreated, dehydrated and starving horses, thus we decided to do something about it. Do you want to help us?
We have over 15 rescue horses, who need love and attention, need work and regain trust in People.
If you have or not, any experience with horses, or just would like to connect with those horses, come and help me an afternoon.
Femke, Olaf and Hope are 3 good friends, all volunteering to strive to see a world with happier horses. Want to join us?
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About the organisation: Purplewhisper Associação



Algarve horse alarm is a non profit, operating under the official name of Purplewhisper Associação. We rescue mistreated horses in the Algarve. We educate local horse owners, rescue and rehome horses in need.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Purplewhisper Associação.
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Where you'll be

Help horses in the country side of Lagos, Portugal - Barão de São João
The rescue center is located about 15 min. from Lagos
On google maps, type Algarve Horse Alarm - follow the little road until a wooden gate.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Hamit
October 2020
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. We really got to connect with the horses there and felt like we genuinely helped. Femke is very passionate about what she does and she made us feel welcome. I wish we could have stayed there even longer!
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. We really got to connect with the horses there and felt like we genuinely helped. Femke is very passionate about what she doe…
Gisele
October 2020
Olaf hosted my visit, It was great. He's very passionate about the animals and the farm. He told me lots of things about their organisation, "Algarve Horse Alarm", the nice work they do to help mistreated horses from the Algarve, how to regain the animal's trust and how costly it's to take care of them. I met three beautiful horses and two lovely donkeys, "Pepino" and "Carlos". They were all in great shape. I'll never forget Star's bright and lovely eyes, one of the rescued horses. It felt good to collaborate a little with this great work for animals in need. Thank you so much Olaf for the tour and Femke for organising it. Whishing long and prosperous life to "Algarve Horse Alarm"!! Gisèle
Olaf hosted my visit, It was great. He's very passionate about the animals and the farm. He told me lots of things about their organisation, "Algarve Horse Alarm", the nice work t…
Petra Jeanny
September 2020
It is amazing how she /they care about mistreated horses. We are grateful to had the chance to dive in her world full of passion for the poor horses. We would wish that more Portuguese people care about the animal rights. Also that police and government supports femkes initiative and stand by her side while difficulties arises. Next time we bring much more carrots, apples and bananas with us.
It is amazing how she /they care about mistreated horses. We are grateful to had the chance to dive in her world full of passion for the poor horses. We would wish that more Portug…
Kaarel
August 2020
If you want to make the world a better place, invest in experiences like this. We were there with our entire family and we really appreciate Femke and others doing all those great things for these rescue horses. Femke shared a lot of inspiring stories and we wish her all the strength to keep on doing what she is doing. Even if you don't go there, I encourage you to support Algarve Horse Alarm by other means (donations, following and sharing information on FB etc.).
If you want to make the world a better place, invest in experiences like this. We were there with our entire family and we really appreciate Femke and others doing all those great…
Christine
December 2019
it was a truly unique experience! we walked two horses to a meadow left them there and returned with one to femke's "intensive care unit" ;), where she takes care of the horses that need the most support... it was great to walk the horses, interact with them and get a good impression of the landscape. femke is doing an incredible job rescuing those horses!!!
it was a truly unique experience! we walked two horses to a meadow left them there and returned with one to femke's "intensive care unit" ;), where she takes care of the horses tha…
Livia
October 2019
I had a wonderful time with Femke and the the horses! What Femke does for these horses is truly inspiring and she deserves all the support she can get! I will do this again when I'm back in the area!

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 of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Drinks

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