Horse & Cart Tours East Switzerland - Taster weekend
Travel by horse & cart near Lake Constance.
- 2 Days
- Self-guided tour
- Minimum age: 6 years
Arrive in Schlatt
At 2pm you will arrive at the stables. The first thing on the program is a visit to the stall. You will get to know the horses that live here. You can choose, which horse you would like to be your companion over the next days. I wonder which one you will pick? Afterwards you head to the paddocks where you will learn the basics that you will need to know. Your instructor will show you how to correctly attach your horse to the cart and how to give the horse the correct orders. Afterwards you will have dinner and then enjoy each others company in your shared room on the farm.
After breakfast it is time to put what you learnt yesterday into practice. You will attach your horse to the cart and then head off on your own to a nearby lake. Once you arrive there, you can let your horse rest on the meadow. You can relax, put your feet up and even have a bit of food that you can cook on the BBQ. In the afternoon, you return to the stables. Once you have properly cleaned and returned your horse, it is time to say goodbye. Maybe you will come back another time for a bit longer?
Category: Schlatt: Shared room
- Overnight stay in bed, breakfast included
- Half board in Schlatt
- Rental of the horse and cart including equipment
- Stall for the horse incl. hay, straw and food
- Assistant for 1st day
- Breakdown service
- Briefing and maps
Things to note
- Personal accident insurance and third-party insurance incl. animal holder liability insurance
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- Take the train to Schlatt and then after a short bus ride you will arrive at the farm after a few minutes’ walk.
- Parking: free outdoor car parking spaces. No reservation necessary.
- Minimum age: 6 years old.
- Routes: 10 – 20 km per day along quiet side roads and forest paths with signposts.
- Suitable for beginners and families with children.
- Routes are mainly flat with an occasional hill.
You don’t need any prior experience with horses for this tour. An interest in animals and some dexterity will be advantageous. Along with the travel documents you will get a little instruction manual about how a horse and cart works. You shouldn’t underestimate this tour. The horses are used to having people around them, however it takes discipline and courage to be able to lead the horse properly. It requires a lot of attention and concentration. For the longer tours, it is important to have a good level of fitness.
There is space for a maximum of 5 people including luggage in the carts. You are required to have at least 2 adults but max of 4 or alternatively 3 adults and 2 children. One person always needs to walk alongside the horse near its head and hold its halter. At the places you will be staying overnight, there will be a stall reserved for your horse. They will also provide food. You need to look after and feed the horse yourself. You also need to muck out the stall in the morning before you leave.
The program is suitable for children aged 6 years or over. There must be a ratio of one adult to every child. If there are any children under 6 then there must be an additional adult, a child over 14 years old or an assistant. Children younger than 2 are free. Any costs that arise are to be paid directly to the hosts. Children aged 2-6 years old pay the same price as those aged 6-12.
Dogs are allowed on this tour. For hygiene reasons, dogs are not allowed in the straw dormitories but can sleep in the barn or in the stall. If you are staying in hotels and guest houses dogs are allowed at some but not others. They will always be found a place though - either in the house or in the stall.