The Horse & Cow Experience

The Horse & Cow Experience at Mountain Horse Farm is a unique way of interacting, getting close, playing, sharing space 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. 

We offer four different Horse & Cow Experiences. 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. 

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

Mountain Horse Farm is certified through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association). We offer 90 minutes wellness sessions with our horses that include Mindfulness and an inspirational journal. You will be asked to set a focus for your session such as: looking for relaxation, reduce anxiety, awareness about your body language, finding comfort, building assertiveness, help with overcoming fear, build confidence, help you deal with grief and loss or help you set  boundaries. 

The horse & cow experience is experiential and it lets you find your own solutions.

Sessions are facilitated by a team of two professionals: an equine specialist and a licensed counselor. During sessions, this team of professionals reflects back to you what the horses are expressing and they hold the space for you, creating an emotional safe environment.

How does it work? Horses are sensitive, intuitive animals that communicate with each other using body language. In order to survive in the wild, they had to become masters at reading body language. And when you enter their space, they will read you subtly but with intent, just like they would read any other herd member. They will pick up on what's going on inside and sense if you are happy, sad, feel lost, anxious or are excited and they will respond to that without judgement, ego or agenda.

Spending time in a quiet place in nature with sensitive & graceful horses, creates room for your thoughts and feelings to naturally process. We need quiet time to make that happen.

90 minutes session for up to 2 people: $300

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

Our clinics are all-inclusive events, including the clinic itself as well as your accommodations and meals.

The clinicians stay on-site just like you, creating a wonderful opportunity to get to know them better and spend quality time during meals and evening bonfires. 
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​​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 

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. 
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. 
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.
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.
Bonnie is our sweet baby cow. At just 11 months 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.
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.  
Bella is a sweet 2 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.
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