The Horse & Cow Experience
the horse and cow experience
cow in our farm sanctuary
horse in our horse sanctuary
cow cuddling
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THE HORSE & COW EXPERIENCE  

The Horse & Cow Experience at Mountain Horse Farm is a unique way of connecting, interacting, getting close, playing, learning, sharing space, finding wellness and having fun with our herd of horses and cows. It does not involve riding horses.  All interactions are done on the ground and no prior experience is necessary. 

To participate you will be required to sign a waiver. Make sure you wear shoes with closed toes (no flipflops, slippers or sandals) and it's always a good idea to dress in layers. 

Horse & Cow Experience sessions are offered from May 1st - October 31st. 
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COW CUDDLING & MEET THE MINIS


Spend quality time with our cows and miniature horses: brushing, petting, playing, sharing space or snuggling up to the cows while they are lying down.

It's a fun and very relaxing experience.  We can't guarantee that the cows will be lying down. It's not a trained skill but their natural behavior, and that may or may not happen.



60 minutes session for up to 2 people: $75
60 minutes session for up to 4 people: $125
cow cuddling
connecting with a horse
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EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING, WELLNESS and PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT​​

Mountain Horse Farm offers equine assisted learning and wellness sessions for people suffering from stress, anxiety,   grief and loss, as well as personal development sessions to improve skills to set boundaries and build assertiveness. Our corporate sessions focus on improving leadership skills and teambuilding.

We are certified through  EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association). In the Eagala model the licensed counselor and equine specialist facilitate the process by creating a safe space for you to heal, grow and learn. Sessions are experiential meaning that the focus is on 'doing' rather than 'talking'. This relieves the pressure to verbalize and explain feelings, yet you are still able to process your experiences at a deeper level. Many whom participate in a session find it hard to explain their experience, but agree that progress is being made and they can “just feel it.”  

You will have the opportunity to process your emotions and gain awareness of your behavior and body language while you interact with the horses. As prey animals, horses are highly attuned to their environment as they search for predators and threats to their herd. Additionally, they are highly social and intelligent creatures. They pick up on our non-verbal cues and respond to them immediately in a non-judgmental and authentic way. This mirroring process will show you how your body language and internal state affects your interactions with others. The horses will help you learn to self-regulate, and manage your emotions, and change your behavior in a way that improves your well-being, connection and communication with others. 

Our 90 minutes sessions are facilitated by a licensed counselor, an equine specialist and of course the horses.

90 minutes session for up to 2 people: $300. Call or email to make a reservation.
eagala certified equine assisted learning and personal development
reducing stress, anxiety, grief & loss through interactions with horses
finding wellness with horses
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WELLNESS RETREATS

Our all-inclusive wellness retreats combine time with the horses and cows with massages, time in nature, creativity, workshops and mindfulness. 

Could you use some time for yourself? To come together with other women, spending time relaxing & renewing? Do you love horses and would you like to connect with them in a unique way that doesn't involve riding? Or have you always dreamed of hugging a sweet cow? Then join us for this amazing retreat.


a massage as part of a wellness retreat
connecting with self and others at evening bonfires
women wellness retreats
HORSE CLINICS

Our Horse clinics are all about 'Connection'.  We work with different clinicians that all have their own unique way of achieving that connection.  

Conversations with horses in their language

Conscious Touch and Conscious Movement with Horses

HEIDI POTTER HOLLISTIC HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC - OCTOBER 2019
Connecting Mind, Body & Spirit -Improving Comfort, Confidence, Communication & Understanding

EDIE JANE EATON TTEAM HORSE CLINIC - OCTOBER 2019
'Making it Easy for You and Your Horse'  
A workshop blending Feldenkrais® and Tellington TTouch® Methods

Heidi Potter horse clinic
Sharon Wilsie horse clinic
Paula Josa-Jones horse clinic
TTEAM TTOUCH horse clinic
ABOUT OUR HORSE​S & COWS

​​The horses & cows  in our Horse & Farm sanctuary all found their forever home. We are passionate about letting them live a life as natural as possible:  having free choice to go in and out of the barn without ever being locked up, eating from the ground, natural hoof trimming with no shoes and living in a herd where they can form strong bonds and friendships as they would do in the wild.

Our cows are a cross-breed. The mommies are Scottish Highlanders giving them their long shaggy coat and friendly character. They are a small breed, born without horns.

 All horses and cows have a story why they came to live with us. We always say: we didn't find them, they found us. 

Bella & Bonnie have their own facebook page. Like & follow their adventures 

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Cricket
Cricket is our grand old lady. She is well in her twenties but looks much younger. She is firmly in charge of the herd and very communicative. Always nickering or whinnying. She is smart, strong, independent and a sassy redhead. Before she came to us she didn't always have it easy in life and she has some scars on her face to show for it. Now she is living the good life and enjoys every minute of it.
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Noa
Noa is our sweet little girl. The youngest horse we have at the farm with the prettiest eyes I have ever seen on a horse. Noa had a rough start in life because she was almost starved to death as a baby. She was taken in by the animal rescue organization Lollypop Farm and we adopted her from there. Because of the malnutrition in her first year her growth has been stunted and the muscles in her hindlegs didn't develop properly. It's not bothering her but she can't be ridden which made her a difficult horse to be adopted out. But since we don't ride our horses she was a perfect match for us. She is a sweet, in your pocket kind of horse, persistent, curious, playful and she gets along with everybody. 
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Jaxon
Jaxon is our gentle giant. A 17.5 hands and almost 1800 pounds Belgian Draft. We know a lot about his background and it seems like he always had a good home. He is our big boy, sweet, goofy, strong, clumsy and happy. He was the only male horse at the farm for a long time (until Stetson came to live with us) and he is protective of his ladies. He gets along with all other horses and especially likes the minis. 
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Stetson
Stetson is our black beauty. A very handsome boy that loves people. He was bred to be a carriage horse but it turned out that he is scared of the cart behind him. His previous owner loved him so much that she couldn't stand the idea that he would be uncomfortable for the rest of his life. So that's how he came to live with us where he can be what comes natural to him: A very big sweetheart that likes to give kisses and hugs.
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Bonnie
Bonnie is our sweet youngster.  At just 2 years old she is still very playful. She is curious and brave and likes to be friends with everyone. She loves to be petted and brushed. Our cows are not kept for meat or milk. They are pets living a long and happy life.
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Suzie Q on the left and Missy on the right 
Suzie Q and Missy
Suzie Q and Missy are our adorable minis.  We adopted both of them from Begin Again Horse Rescue. Suzie Q was used for breeding all her life, which is not easy on a horse, and when she was too old for that she was discarded as useless. We are very thankful that Begin Again Horse Rescue took her in so we could adopt her from there. Missy has a  similar story. She ended up in dire straits after her owner died. The two girls are BFF's and do not like to be separated from each other. Missy is our pasture greeter, always coming to the fence to say Hi, very social and sweet but also playful and frisky. Suzie Q is the more serious one, she is also a bit on the bossy side but very appreciative of the life she is leading right now.  
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Bella
Bella is a sweet 3 year old. She is very curious and loves to be petted & brushed. Eating is one of her greatest joys. She is not related to Bonnie but she "adopted" the little one and treats her like her own. Our cows are not kept for meat or milk. They are pets living a long and happy life.
Mountain Horse Farm

Where Relaxation Comes Naturally