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Loveable Long Ears - Donkey Connection!

San Diego, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Michael

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will meet my donkey herd ranging from babies to adults, from small to mammoths (this is a breed of giant donkeys used for riding and making mules). We will groom, walk, feed and maybe ride the donkeys (depending on the interest and circumstances) in a private and casual environment. You'll learn about these workhorses of the equine world and quickly grow to appreciate the magnificent donkeys often lovingly referred to as "long ears".

All of this will happen at an expansive private ranch, one of the largest remaining in San Diego county, with creeks, waterfalls, pond, miles of exclusive trails and natural wildlife. Whether it's your first time with donkeys or you want to rekindle a past experience this experience is for you.

No experience is necessary and this is family friendly!
Other things to note
Wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
You will meet my donkey herd ranging from babies to adults, from small to mammoths (this is a breed of giant donkeys used for riding and making mules). We will groom, walk, feed and maybe ride the donkeys (depending on the interest and circumstances) in a private and casual environment. You'll learn about these workhorses of the equine world and quickly grow to appreciate the magnificent donkeys often lovingly referred to as "long ears".…

Michael's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Donkeys and all the gear necessary to care, feed and take them on a field t...
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Tue, 9 Mar
£47 per person
£47 per person
Wed, 10 Mar
£47 per person
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Thu, 11 Mar
£47 per person
£47 per person

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 41 Reviews
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I'm a donkey trainer and enjoy showing others the loving personalities of donkeys. I work with both wild donkeys rounded from the the US wilderness by the BLM and domestic donkeys. I've been growing and teaching donkeys for 8 years - learning how to work with these unique animals who often have a mind of their own. Donkeys LOVE people and are far more affectionate than horses once they learn that humans are caring and fun.
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Where you'll be

We'll head out to the vast pastures to halter the donkeys. We won't have to walk far because once they hear us coming, they'll come running! They love humans & field trips. We'll take the donkeys for their spa day giving them treats along the way. Then it's off on a field trip to explore nature.

You'll likely be amazed at the intelligence, personality and thoughtfulness. By the end, you'll likely have a favorite one, but it'll be a tough choice.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Sonia
February 2021
Take a break from the hustle of the city and come out to a beautiful ranch filled with happy animals. Loved to see all the animals so well cared for, living their best life. Can’t wait to come back again.
Pilar
February 2021
Awwww. The critters are all so sweet! My daughter very much enjoyed her birthday adventures today. Thanks Michael & sons and all of the furry friends :-)
Rachel
February 2021
This was such a magical experience for me and my boyfriend on Valentine's Day! Michael took us around his ranch and showed us all the animals and we got to feed and pet the donkeys then ride them around a beautiful creek and go on some swings! It was so much fun and Michael was an amazing host, I highly recommend this experience for anyone! Thank you so much!
This was such a magical experience for me and my boyfriend on Valentine's Day! Michael took us around his ranch and showed us all the animals and we got to feed and pet the donkeys…
Kaitlyn Marie
February 2021
A wonderful experience on a gorgeous property! Lots of fun, personable animals of all sorts! Michael was also very informative and friendly. We would definitely recommend booking this experience. 😊
Ashkhen
February 2021
This was a really special experience and far exceeded my expectations. Our host was super friendly and organically took the time to walk through the entire farm without any rush. We spent a lot of time with the animals and truly got to know their personalities. We will definitely be back!
This was a really special experience and far exceeded my expectations. Our host was super friendly and organically took the time to walk through the entire farm without any rush. W…
Jenn
February 2021
what a wonderful experience we had!!!everyone at the ranch was so friendly and filled with great stories and information re: animals. we were able to see a variety of animals including donkeys, horses, sheep, and cows (3 babies)! they were such beautiful creatures with very distinct personalities. the highlight was getting to interact with the donkeys- we fell in love! thank you guys for a great time - we will definitely be back!!! jennifer & andrew
what a wonderful experience we had!!!everyone at the ranch was so friendly and filled with great stories and information re: animals. we were able to see a variety of animals inc…

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

What to bring

You might want a hat because we'll be out in the sunshine.

Clothes you don't mind getting dirty.