Get Hands-On with the Mares & Foals, Fall Brings Transition

Watsonville, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Denna & Lynn

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Bring the whole family
For kids 2 and up.
Magical setting
Guests love where this takes place.
Top-rated Host
Denna & Lynn's rated 5 stars by 97% of guests.

What you'll do

Fall 2021 ~ The Time of Transition
Fall begets transition. All of our foals have been adopted into their forever homes. Our experience focuses on getting you in the company of horses in the most natural setting possible. We will introduce you to our herd of 6 and you will experience horses' 'at liberty'. In other words, not living in a box/stall. I will explain the history of the rescue, why it is needed, and why we are different than other horse rescues. Our horses are treated like the sentient beings they are, and it shows. They are warm and relaxed and look forward to visitors. My goal is to get you hands-on and up close. They will casually approach you to say hello and you will experience 'horse' in a very different way. We like to give each visitor a special experience touching and connecting with these magnificent beings.
CONSIDERATIONS to note:
This is a very organic non-commercialized experience. Listening and following directions are very important to keep everyone safe. We reserve the right to pull an individual from the experience for not listening. Boots are preferred, tennis shoes/comfortable walking can suffice for visiting. It may be a bit muddy. No opened-toed shoes.
No sandals, no playing catch with baseballs or footballs. No flying drones. Tobacco is not allowed. Disruptive screaming and a general lack of manners will end the tour.
Fall 2021 ~ The Time of Transition
Fall begets transition. All of our foals have been adopted into their forever homes. Our experience focuses on getting you in the company of horses in the most natural setting possible. We will introduce you to our herd of 6 and you will experience horses' 'at liberty'. In other words, not living in a box/stall. I will explain the history of the rescue, why it is needed, and why we are different tha…
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What's included

  • Drinks

    Water will be available. :)

Meet your Host, Denna & Lynn

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 72 Reviews
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Hello Horse Lovers!
In 16 years this rescue has rescued over 400 pregnant mares from certain death and brought another 127 foals into the world.
We have spent our lives with horses caring for them and learning to honor them as sentient beings. Come learn about the gifts they share beyond riding. We serve the horse here, NOT the other way around. It is difficult to find any equine facility that does the same. In any therapeutic or riding facility, the horse is still serving the human.
Did you know a horse will sync its heartbeat to yours in minutes? Horses mirror human behavior and that can bring up a lot of emotion for an individual. You will see horses in a whole new light.
When given the chance to live as nature intended, and harmoniously without coercion, horses become remarkable intuitive friends. Come experience the joy!
Hello Horse Lovers!
In 16 years this rescue has rescued over 400 pregnant mares from certain death and brought another 127 foals into the world.
We have spent our lives with horses caring for them and learning to honor them as sentient beings. Come learn about the gifts they share beyond riding. We serve the horse here, NOT the other way around. It is difficult to find any equine facility that does the same. In any therapeutic or riding facility, the horse is still serving…
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About the organization: The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation



The Pregnant Mare Rescue Project is devoted to rescuing pregnant mares and orphaned foals from imminent slaughter. We are a temporary equine sanctuary committed to rehabilitating abused horses, advocating for humane treatment, and for providing a safe haven for equines too damaged to re-home. We are on a mission of healing souls – both human and horse.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation.
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Where you'll be

We're tucked away off the main road making for the feel of a true sanctuary. We are a non-riding facility, & everything we do here is in support of the horses. To host this experience depends on many components! Horses must be healthy, if present, our foals must be comfortable around people. Hence so few dates are available. It will amaze you how enchanting these otherwise unwanted lives are, and why it's so important to save them.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Alex
November 2021
We had a really nice afternoon with the horses. Denna introduced us to each one of them individually and in the end we were able to feed them the apples and carrots we brought. Connecting with the horses was an amazing experience. The team's dedication to the horses is inspiring. We would book this program again.
Lauren
November 2021
This was such a wonderful experience ! The horses were all so amazing and friendly ! I absolutely loved how our host was so kind & knowledgeable about horses. If you are planning on doing this experience allow this to be your confirmation . I promise you will not be disappointed .
Stephanie
November 2021
Well organized and so great to see horses just get to be happy horses. Deena took care to make my initially hesitant kiddo feel comfortable.
Natalia
November 2021
This is an amazing experience, especially if you love animals. Denna is so knowledgeable and you can truly feel the love she has for these horses when she’s talking about them. Pulls your heart strings. Denna was so wonderful and attentive and the horses were beautiful and in need of love only people like Denna can give whole heartedly. Please book this experience!!!
Elizabeth
October 2021
The sanctuary itself, the people, and its mission is amazing, but I thought the description really talked up how much you'd be able to closely interact with the horses, and on the day we visited, 6 out of 7 of them were kind of spooked and didn't want to be touched (description said they'd be "warm and relaxed and looking forward to visitors"). Maybe we just caught them on an off day.
Michaela
October 2021
I had high expectations after reading the reviews and I have to say they were fully met. My 6 year old was sinfully immersed in the experience and even my fearful 3 year old was able to let her guard down and engage with some of the horses. Denna clearly cares so much about the animals and she is a true horse whisperer. We all learned a lot and left feeling so calm and relaxed. We will be back.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera
one carrot or apple cut into pieces
shoes that cover the toes.
Sweatshirt if the fog roles in, it will be in the 60's.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.