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Full horse care and riding experience

Animals

Full horse care and riding experience

Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks
Hosted in
English
Animals

Full horse care and riding experience

Animals

Full horse care and riding experience

Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll get the full horse exprience with my stock horse gelding Phoenix. We will start with learning about horse behaviour, safe horse handling and basic groundwork (including liberty training) which will help you bond with the horse and gain his trust and respect. You will also learn how to catch a horse from the paddock and how to groom (brush) and tack up. We will finish with a private riding lesson/trail ride according to your riding level (beginner to advanced) and preferences. Total activity time is around 2 hours (including 45-60 min of riding per person). I'll capture some moments with my camera to give you as a souvenir. By the end of this experience, you will have more knowledge about horses and why they behave a certain way as well as feeling connected to them and being more confident around them. Your riding skills should improve noticeably as well after a private lesson :)

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Your host

Melanie

Melanie

I've always been passionate about horses and I've been around them since I was 11. Over the years I've volunteered at many different places such as holiday riding centres and riding schools, helping to train horses with behavioural issues as well as taking clients out on trail rides. I've been working as a horse riding instructor in Australia for almost 2 years. I love sharing my passion with others and I'm skilled at teaching both riding and horsemanship. I will adjust the lesson for each person's experience level. I've had my horse Phoenix for 1.5 years and he's a very well behaved horse that's fun to ride and do tricks with - he'll do anything for a treat! :) He was a challenge to work with when I first got him but with the right training and patience he's become a horse suitable for any riding level.

What's included

Drinks
Water
Transportation
Pick up in my car from Hemmant train station (25 min ride from the CBD).
Equipment
Horse riding equipment such as helmet and chaps provided. Please bring enclosed shoes (ideally boots) and long comfortable…

Where you'll be

We'll be at the Horses in Mind paddock in Hemmant, QLD. The riding lesson will be held in an enclosed arena and we can do a trail ride around the 50 acre property at the end.

Availability

Things to keep 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 2 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Please bring long trousers, boots or other closed shoes and a sunhat/ sunscreen in the summer. Also please note that the maximum weight for the riding activity is 80 kg to ensure the horse's wellbeing.
Melanie
animal encounter
Full horse care and riding experience
New experience
From $67/person
New experience
From $67/person