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Full horse care and riding experience

Hemmant, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Melanie

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

What you'll do

Have you ever dreamed of riding the Black Beauty? Now is your chance! You'll get the full horse exprience with my Friesian sport horse gelding Eclipse. We will start with learning about horse behaviour, safe horse handling and basic groundwork 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 intermediate) and preferences. There are also ponies on the property that can be used for this activity for kids as Eclipse is a big horse and can only be handled by adults or confident teenagers.

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 :)

Other things to note:

Please bring long trousers, boots or other closed shoes and a hat/ sunscreen in the summer.

Also please note that the maximum weight for the riding activity is 85 kg to ensure the horse's wellbeing.
Have you ever dreamed of riding the Black Beauty? Now is your chance! You'll get the full horse exprience with my Friesian sport horse gelding Eclipse. We will start with learning about horse behaviour, safe horse handling and basic groundwork 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…
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What's included

  • Transportation
    Pick up in my car from Hemmant train station (20 min ride from the CBD).
  • Equipment
    Horse riding equipment such as helmet and chaps provided. Please bring encl...

Meet your host, Melanie

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 8 Reviews
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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 had my first horse Phoenix for 2 years - He was a very nervous horse at first but with training and patience he became suitable for any riding level and I ended up selling him to a teenager to do pony club (jumping). Now I have my beautiful Friesian cross gelding Eclipse - we do mainly dressage and trail riding.
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 fo…
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Where you'll be

We'll be at a private agistment property in Hemmant, QLD (20 min from the city). The riding lesson and groundwork activities will be held in an enclosed area or roundyard.
Ziqin
January 2020
It's my first time so close to the horse. Phoenix is a beautiful and strong horse. I enjoyed a lot my time with Phoenix and Melanie. Everything run smoothly. Highly recommend this experience. ☺️
Wilson
January 2020
Thanks so much, Melanie! Rather than just hopping on the saddle and ride an unknown horse in the very first minute, I have learnt how to bond with a horse and how to take care of it. I have genuinely built the trust of her horse Pheonix.
Fabio
December 2019
Melanie was wonderful. I bought the experience for my daughter and wife, both loved. My daughter learned so much in 2 hours, they were really happy with Melanie, the horse Phoenix and the whole experience. Totally worth it.
Heba
December 2019
Mel was so friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience super fun and interesting. Her demeanor kept us very engaged during the entire experience. Phoenix is such a puppy dog and was amazing to work with. He gave us so many laughs and was super chill. Mel and Pheonix's relaxed and chill demeanor made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the experience. We were left with such a high from the experience. 10/10 would recommend.
Mel was so friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience super fun and interesting. Her demeanor kept us very engaged during the entire experience. Phoenix is such a puppy dog…
창훈
December 2019
It was my first experience of riding a horse and she was very nice and carefully taught how to control and ride a horse. If you are a beginer and would like to ride horse. You must do this activity with her.
Senthil
November 2019
I really enjoyed the whole experience. Being the first time doing horse riding, i was initially skeptical about this experience but Melanie made me so comfortable and made me the whole experience a very enjoyable one!

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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 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Long non-slippery trousers such as jeans or leggins

Boots or other enclosed shoes