HORSEPLAY
A Horse Whispering Experience for everyone!

Ever wanted to have contact with horses, but outrides seem scary? Ever wondered what it would be like to have a horse as a friend for a day? To have a horse connect with you and bring out the hidden horseman in you? Before you are even on his back? Kilgobbin Friesian Stud invites you to find that horseman within you…..come spend a morning playing with magnificent Friesian horses and learn more than just horse sense!

At Old Kilgobbin farm in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Dargle Valley, you will be introduced to natural horsemanship. Here, over the course of three to four hours, you will acquire the basic knowledge and skills required for engaging with horses on the ground, rather than on their backs.

Your first task could be to lead the horse allocated to you in a figure of eight around two of the barrels in a paddock that resembles a giant playground. As you soon realise, no amount of tugging and pulling, or whispering for that matter, is going to get a suspicious 600 kg Friesian to do your bidding. By the end of the training, you will be standing in the centre of an arena with your horse “at liberty” (without halter), successfully instructing it to circle, stop, change direction, come to the centre, walk backwards to the perimeter and circle again, using only body movement and gesture.

In the few intervening hours you will learn that communicating with horses (rather than coercing them) has got nothing to do with whispering and everything to do with horse play!

Not just for horse lovers! Takkies, sunscreen and a sense of fun is all that is required!

Held most days at Old Kilgobbin Farm, no12, D707, Dargle, KZN. Booking is essential. Small private groups as well as larger corporate groups are catered for.

Please note: no children under 12 unless discussed with management and no outrides offered.
Phone Carlene 033 234 4327/ 082 807 7772
Email info@horseplay.co.za

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man”
Winston Churchill

OPEN By appointment only

 

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Features & Attractions

SERVICES:

Airport / Bus Transfer

Driver`s Accommodation

Doctor / Nurse available in the area

Pets Allowed

Baby Cot / Crib

Babysitting

Photo Processing

Electric Adapters / Transformers

Room Service

Backup Power Generator

Fax/Photo Copying

Restaurants

Banquet Facilities

Fitness Gym

Pizza & Wine

Sauna / Steam Room / Spa

Bar(s)

Foreign Currency Exchange

Shopping Centre

Beauty Salon

Function Facilities

Souvenir / Gift Shops

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Hotel Safe

Swimming Pool - Children

Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Internet Access

Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing

Car / Motorbike / Bicycle Rental

Library / Reading Room

Travel Booking / Confirmation

Car Park

Lobby Lounge / Bar

Visa Service

Children`s Playground

Non-smoking Rooms / Floors

Poolside Bar

Conference Facilities

Newspapers / Magazines

AMENITIES:

Air-conditioning

Alarm / Clock Radio

Bathroom - Private

Bathroom - Private Shower Only

Baby Cot / Crib

Coffee / Tea making facilities

Cooking Facilities / Utensils

Dining Area & Settings

Daily Newspapers

Dressing Table

Electricity Adaptors

Ensuite

Fridge

Fan

Fireplace

Hair Dryer on Request

Hot & Cold Water

Iron / Ironing Board

Living Room / Sitting Area

Mineral / Bottled Water

Mosquito Nets

Mini Bar

Room Safe

Shared Bathroom

Sofa

Telephone

Toiletries

TV - Local Only

TV - Satellite

Umbrella

Verandah / Balcony

Wardrobe

Internet Access in Room

RECREATION:

Archery

Basketball

Billiards / Snooker / Darts / etc.

Bird-watching

Board / Leisure Games

Boating / Canoeing

Trail Runs or Walks

Cheese Tasting

Children`s Playground

Chocolate Dipping

Craft Beer Tasting

Cultural Experience

Cycling

Epic Karting

Equipment Rental

Fishing

Gin Tasting

Golf / Driving Range

Health Retreat

Horse Encounters

Horse Riding

Mountain Biking/ Pump Tracks/Hiking Trails

Karaoke

Kite Flying

Massage (foot / traditional / etc.)

Nature & Wildlife

Nursery

Obstacle Course

Paintball

Picnic Spots

Putt-Putt

Sailing / Sailboarding

Sport Arena (Netball,Basketball, Hockey, Chess)

Stain Glass Workshops

Table Tennis

Team Building

Tennis

Working Farm

Wine Tasting

Zip-Lining

Zorb Ball

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English

Afrikaans

Zulu

German

SHOPPING:

Bags

Shoes

Accessories (Men & Women)

Gifts

Books

Food Items & Other

Toys

Leather shoes

Leather Bags

Clothing

Kids clothing

Stationery

Home Décor

Furniture

Rugs

Crystals

Beads

Jewellery

Hammocks

Pottery

Bath Salts/Essential Oils/Hand Creams/Room Sprays/Body Butter

Cheese

Cheese Tasting

Art Pieces

Paintings

Bone White Clay Ceramics

Craft Beer