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New Zealand Horse Getaway

Animals

New Zealand Horse Getaway

Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Learn to speak the love language of horses with a horse-friendship coach.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
Animals

New Zealand Horse Getaway

Animals

New Zealand Horse Getaway

Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Learn to speak the love language of horses with a horse-friendship coach.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will first be introduced to the horses & I will share with you how to learn their language, then demonstrate how that is achieved. From birth, horses have an innate way of knowing that following a leader (their mother) represents a safe, secure and nurturing environment. This human/horse interaction is achieved with ‘horseplay’. Respect plays a big part in this, as the horse 'plays’ with your energy & you learn to ‘play’ with the horse's energy. Everyone then joins me in the arena. The intention is to create a learning opportunity with the horses. I will offer an activity whereby you & your ‘team’ explore ways in which to have it happen. Time is then given for everyone to evaluate their own experience. This is interesting as the same experience is often perceived in many different ways. Many discover insights into themselves that they were completely unaware of before the experience happened. A previous guest says "This brief encounter with your horse gave me a great lesson. I learned to fully engage in life, with all my heart, body & soul - all at the same time." Pizza, coffee, hot chocolate or 'gumboot' tea will be offered after saying goodbye to the horses.

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

Caring expert hosts

Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

Diverse animals

Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Meet the horses

These hooved beauties enjoy spending time with people of all ages, just as much as they love horsing around with their friends. These special animals are experts at reading energy, finding greener pastures, and creating stable relationships.

About the organisation

Equine Pathfinders Foundation

Equine Pathfinders Foundation is a registered charity, whose mission is to make equine assisted growth & learning accessible to all. Equine Pathfinders Foundation exists to improve the well-being & success of individual children, youth, adults & families, and the larger community as a whole. Equine Pathfinders Foundation operates safe, productive & growthful Equine Assisted Learning Programmes.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Equine Pathfinders Foundation.

What's included

Food
Pizzas
Drinks
Coffee, Chocolate, Tea

Where you'll be

Dune Lakes Retreat and Horse Inspired Learning Centre is a spiritual and educational centre uniting all sentient beings together in love, peace and harmony. Nestled in ancient sand hills on the South Kaipara Head Penisula, with breath-taking views of the wild west coast of Muriwai Beach, the vastness of Woodhill Forest and next to the dune lakes system of Lake Kereta. A perfect place to relax and rejevenate.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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.

More tips

No previous horse experience is necessary or required. Your safety and the safety of the horses are of paramount importance.
Rosemary
animal care
New Zealand Horse Getaway
New experience
$73 / person
New experience
$73 / person