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Welcome to the website of ' Our Little Farm ' owned by Marcia and Dimitry

Together with their horses and other animals they live just outside the village Ekshärad, in the beautiful province of Värmland, central Sweden.

Proposals

Marcia has been horse riding since she was 4 years old.
Owned a similar business in the Netherlands "The Little Ranch" between 2002-2011 where she organized all kinds of activities with the horses/animals, horse-riding lessons, wagon-rides and children's parties. In addition, she has been a veterinarian assistant since 2005 and also works in Sweden next to the farm as an veterinarian assistant at an animal clinic.

Dimitry began horseback riding at the age of 9th in the Netherlands. since the year 2000 he already had 2 horses which he rode outside and for drawing a carriage. In 2008 he moved to Sweden, where he built a company in horse tourism. In 2013 he began building Our Little Farm using his 9 years’ experience with horse tourism in Sweden. Besides the farm he has a fulltime job as crane operator. He has also trained as a blacksmith in the Netherlands and maintains the hooves of our horses here.

Purpose

Dimitry and Marcia’s goal is to show people what nature has to offer, to bring the guests closer to it and to tell you a lot about it. The horses are a large part here and show how they behave in their natural way of life. "What you give you will get back" is one of the statements by Dimitry and "talk to your horse" you hear Marcia say during a ride. Also words such as "natural intercourse" "herd bandage" "fair, but consistently" "confidence" "Leadership" "Horse Body Language" are A few words you often hear on the Farm.

Horses

The way of life and handling of horses is most important. "This finally creates how your horses are ultimately". They try to give horses as much as possible in a natural way:

Space: They are in herd as much as possible on the meadows and can choose whether they want to stand in a shelter or on the open meadows so that they have the time to play with each other, to eat, to determine the ranking, or to relax.

Life style & Natural riding style: "The education of the horses is an important part" there is a natural way to deal with horses, leadership and trust are essential elements. "The horses need to know that we are the leaders that they can trust, this trust we will receive back". This contact with the horses is used and they are trained on very light but clear aids. They can be ridden in a friendly & freely way. Most horses are bitless ridden without iron in the mouth where you can ride your horse in a very light way; Long reined, so you can enjoy the ride with a relaxed atmosphere! "The horses also need all the space at the head/neck area to be able to climb and descend this rugged terrain. Marcia & Delight to tell you all about the handling of horses "we love this way of riding and would like to give this to as many people in the hope that as many horses & riders possible can enjoy this way of handling and driving style."

Food: we feed our horses close to a natural way with not too many sugars and pellets are given as needed. The Farm has a number of hectares of land with various types of grass used to make hay in summer. "We like to sow our own meadows and make our own hay for our horses so we know we are giving good quality hay to our horses"

The location of the Farm

The Farm is located just outside the village of Ekshärad In the province of Värmland. In the middle of the woods and on the banks of the mighty Klarälven River, which meanders down into the valley towards Karlstad ca. 100 km to the south.

Here they focus mainly on activities with the horses, in the surrounding fantastic nature. From short to longer outdoor rides, multi-day trips, to covered wagon tours in summer and sleigh tours in winter. And for the kids there are small ponies present! In addition, we also have a beautiful holiday house to rent 100mtr form the majestic lake!

Right behind the Farm, the vast forests of the TioMilaSkogen, or the ' 10Miles Forest '; A huge area with hills and valleys, dense coniferous and birch forests, traversed by rivers and streams and every turn a new water or a lake!

Spotting moose and deer In the forest in highly likely,  and even a ' close encounter ' with the wolves or bears is not to be ruled out. In short, the area for an extensive ' wilderness ' and a real adventure to make a beautiful horse ride, wagon-ride or in winter a trip with our sleigh!

The Farm consists of our authentic, bright yellow house with a spacious terrain with stables, meadows and other outbuildings; At the rear bordered by the first large coniferous trees of the back forests.

We keep our horses in as natural a way as possible. Our horses walk in a herd and can, if they find it necessary, lurk in the open loop. In Summer and winter they are as much as possible on the meadows so they have enough contact and movement. It remains a beautiful sight to see how they interact, rank and play with each other!

In addition to our horses, the Farm is shared with many other animals, including mini-ponies , cats and chickens. We also have some dogs that, besides for a safe feeling, provide a lot of conviviality and adherence! They often take part in one of the outdoor rides or multi-day trails.

Throughout the year we organize from our farm, outside rides (from short to long trails), wagon or sleigh to multi-day trails through the beautiful Värmland landscape. Through forests, along open plains, lakes and streams and over rolling hills. In Spring & Summer We lead you through fragrant coniferous forests, along colorful lupin fields, to idyllic lake, in which we find for the horses to cool down; In the autumn we are amazed by the yellow/orange light in the ever-brighter colored birch forests and in the winter we take you through your own winter wonderland!

Feel free to check out our ' activities ' page and fill out an application form, of course we also like to tell you more in a mail, on the phone, or you just make an appointment to visit our Farm!

It is also possible to stay 1 or more nights on the Farm, ideal for those who are on transit , but still want to enjoy the fun activities with us and nearby. Feel free to look at our links if you want to know what our colleagues are organizing!

In short a real Farm where everyone is welcome for a chat or of course for one of our activities!

You are cordially invited! 

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Marcia & Dimitry

Our Little Farm
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