What you'll do
You begin your equine experience with a visit into our sizeable herd of 40 horses, where you will be able to approach and observe the horses in their natural environment, and learn interesting facts about them. Next, each client will be matched with a horse according to their size and experience. You will lead your horse by foot to the stable, and will be able to establish mutual confidence through brushing and other preparations. Once everyone is helmeted-up, we leave the stable for the paddocks. There, mounted and with stirrups adjusted, we give a short lesson on riding techniques. The enclosed paddock is the ideal place for each rider to test what they've learned about horseback riding. After the initiation, we leave for an excursion on the magnificent mountain trails with their splendid view over the Appalachian range. At the halfway point, we will stop on the mountain top to take in the beautiful view. The activity ends by showing appreciation to our horse for the lovely ride. At the end, we invite you to stay a while longer and take advantage of the surroundings and our picnic area, in the event that you packed a snack. Consider trying our other animal experiences with alpacas, dogs and the other inhabitants of our educational farm.
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
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Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Sandra & Jürg
Both of us, Sandra and Jürg Willi, are passionate about horseback riding and experts in natural equine behaviour. Prior to immigrating to Canada, we founded and operated an equine centre in Switzerland, with 70 students per week. Having followed numerous courses and seminars in Switzerland and Canada, we have the expertise necessary for offering an activity which is both interesting and safe. The well-being of our horses is primordial for us! Our approach and our horseback riding techniques are 100% ethical and our horses live free range, which keeps them happy and well balanced. The horses work for short periods of time each day and are then replaced by other rested ones. Our older horses have a guaranteed retirement with us and we are a certified Galahad shelter.
About the organisation
Domaine Fraser - Ferme pédagogique
Domaine Fraser is a nonprofit company officially recognized as a charitable organization. The mission of our educational farm is to educate the public and future generations on the needs and well-being of both animals and the environment. Many animals find refuge with us. We work in collaboration with other animal protection organizations.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Domaine Fraser - Ferme pédagogique.
-Riding helmet -Rubber boots (as needed)
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Where you'll be
From the stable, you head out to the sizeable herd to visit the horses, and to get your teammate. The initiation takes place in the clean and well equipped main stable. After that, you will be able to warm up with your horse in the enclosed paddock, before heading out onto the pretty trails in the forest, the fields and on the mountains. Domaine Fraser is a magnificent 200 hectare property with 30 km of trails.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 14 and up can attend.
This activity is offered throughout the year, in all weather. Only children 14 years and over are accepted. For younger children, reserve in our 'equestrian initiation' activity. The trail ride happens principally at a walking pace, with some trotting if possible, but generally not galloping.
Horseback Riding in the Appalachians