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Hiking with Icelandic horses

Horses reflect children and adults in their behaviour - an encounter with Icelandic horses

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Meeting point: 61239 Ober-Mörlen, Wintersteinstraße/corner Hasselheck, at the yellow townsign Hasselheck

Note: Please park at the Wetterau Ost service area and walk down the path by the restaurant to Wintersteinstraße. The tour guides will welcome you there.

Included in the tour fee: Themed tour, Icelandic ponies, two Icelandic pony guides per group.

The minimum number of participants is 4.

Additional dates, group dates or company events are available on request.

Please note that there is a handling fee for the processing of your booking and the immediate printing of your ticket as [email protected]

Adults
30
Children 6-12 years
15

Hiking with Icelandic pony Fenja

“Hello, my name is Fenja. I am a 13-year-old, friendly and curious Icelandic pony mare, and I would like to hike with my pony friend Carina and you across the meadows and fields of the Wetterau.

Whoever wants to and dares to, is welcome to lead me. Don’t worry, I’m very well-behaved. But please bring some treats for me, I’m especially happy about that. My owner will also come along and show you the way. I know the way and the lush meadows anyway. We walk comfortably along field and forest paths and take a short break, where you can also groom and stroke me. I am also very open to photo shoots! I’ll do almost anything for a few treats!”

Especially for children, our walk with one or two Icelandic ponies is a very special experience. Guided by experienced horse handlers, children and adults can lead the Icelandic ponies themselves and learn how to communicate with horses, what they react to, how empathetic they behave. Horses mirror our human behaviour in a fascinating way.

And not only that: participants learn about the history of Icelandic ponies: where they come from, who has surrounded themselves a lot with Icelandic ponies, what characteristics they have and why dealing with this type of horse is particularly pleasant. Our horse guides will be happy to answer all your questions about horses during the hike.

Together we will hike through meadows and forests towards Winterstein, near Bad Nauheim and Friedberg.

Special experience with horses is not necessary. Icelandic horses are smaller than normal horses (pony size). They can easily be led by inexperienced people, are very balanced and affectionate towards people.