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Connecting with horses

São Luís, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Francine

90 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come join me in a beautiful peaceful setting to meet a horse or a herd of horses in their true natural environment. Allow yourself the experience of meeting my horses and feeling their trust and interest in who you are. To share space with them and to engage in activities in true connection and partnership.

You will learn about the natural behaviour of horses, how to read their body language, connect with them and experience this through gentle activities. These activities can be sharing space with horses, moving in synchronicity with a horse, grooming the horse, going for a walk with a horse in the surrounding area, listening to their gentleness and wisdom and so much more.

The interaction with the horses will be facilitated and guided by myself in a slow, gentle and safe setting following the needs and requirements of you as our guest. The essence of the experience is to feel safe as being part of the herd of horses and to experience a feeling of true connection and trust with nature and animals.

This experience does not involve any horse riding and no previous experience with horses is required.
Come join me in a beautiful peaceful setting to meet a horse or a herd of horses in their true natural environment. Allow yourself the experience of meeting my horses and feeling their trust and interest in who you are. To share space with them and to engage in activities in true connection and partnership.

You will learn about the natural behaviour of horses, how to read their body language, connect with them and experience this throu…

Francine's commitment to safety

This host 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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Mon, 26 Apr
$51 per person
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Tue, 27 Apr
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Wed, 28 Apr
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Meet your host, Francine

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 10 Reviews
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Ever since childhood I have been passionate about horses. Just seeing a horse would bring such an awe-inspiring feeling over me. Their grace, their sense of freedom and the soft gentle wisdom coming from their eyes. My first horse came into my life 19 years ago and she is still part of our herd. She showed me how to be my best, how to trust my feelings and intuition and how to connect with horses through trust. This brought me on my path to study horse behaviour, natural horsemanship, liberty horsemanship and horse assisted coaching during the past 15 years.
Ever since childhood I have been passionate about horses. Just seeing a horse would bring such an awe-inspiring feeling over me. Their grace, their sense of freedom and the soft gentle wisdom coming from their eyes. My first horse came into my life 19 years ago and she is still part of our herd. She showed me how to be my best, how to trust my feelings and intuition and how to connect with horses through trust. This brought me on my path to study horse behaviour, natural horsemanship, liberty ho…
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Where you'll be

We will be spending our time outdoors in the beautiful natural park of the Costa da Vincentina, a part of the coastal Alentejo region with cork oak trees, valleys, hiking tracks and wildlife.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Rafael
March 2021
We had an amazing time with Francine and her horses. It is a magical place with beautiful animals. Thank you so much for this very special experience 🙏🏻
Alexandra
December 2020
Adorei a experiência que a Francine nos propõe. Sempre gostei de cavalos e convivi com eles mas o que a Francine ensina não se aprende em mais lado nenhum. É fantástico.
João Alexandre
July 2020
Experiência diferente das propostas normais, onde podemos estar em contacto directo com os animais sem forçar nenhum comportamento nestes. Aprende-se a ler a linguagem corporal destes animais assim como a sua dinâmica de grupo. Recomendo.
Rafael
June 2020
This experience was beyond our expectations! Francine is a great host and knows a lot about the horses and their body language. She really cares about them and the guests, and really made us comfortable with the horses. The horses are in the wild and well cared. Coming to this experience is liking coming into a new world, where we become part of family of her 6 horses. It's so magical and is something that we will always cherish. It can also be very therapeutic! I really recomend it! Thank you so much to Francine, the horses, and specially Peaches and Dreams ❤️
This experience was beyond our expectations! Francine is a great host and knows a lot about the horses and their body language. She really cares about them and the guests, and real…
Sarina
October 2019
Francines Herde besteht aktuell aus vier Pferden und einem Esel. Die kleine Herde lebt auf einer wirklich großen tollen Koppel und führt ein Leben, wie es wohl den wenigsten portugiesischen Pferden gegönnt ist. Es war wunderbar die Herde zu beobachten und mit ihr in Kontakt zu treten. Francine ist auch sehr sympathisch und man fühlt sich sofort wohl und willkommen.
Francines Herde besteht aktuell aus vier Pferden und einem Esel. Die kleine Herde lebt auf einer wirklich großen tollen Koppel und führt ein Leben, wie es wohl den wenigsten portug…
Christopher
July 2019
This was a very special experience - to learn to observe the horses and then to be able to work with them- to not only understand the horses better, but also yourself. Francine took into account my own personal goals and crafted an experience which truly met them. The horses themselves were full of personality and it was wonderful to begin to get to know them with Francine’s careful guidance.
This was a very special experience - to learn to observe the horses and then to be able to work with them- to not only understand the horses better, but also yourself. Francine too…

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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.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

It is advised to wear closed sturdy shoes for walking through the countryside

On warm sunny days it is advised to wear a hat and sun protection