Jean-Luc and Isabelle Bara, owners of Haras d'Ecajeul, organize guided tours inside their premises. Jean-Luc guides the visitors through the stables, the meadow and the lunging ring.
Everything starts in the courtyard with a presentation of the Pays d’Auge and its prestigious breeding territory. Then, Jean-Luc brings the horses out from the boxes to give the public some information about the morphology of equids: muscle size, strength of their forearm muscles and short barrel. He explains the life cycle of horses (servicing, spring birth, training, races), the level of races, the race distances on racecourse, the worldwide circuit, the facilities, the equipment of jockeys, the record books, etc.
But what is most striking is the whispering technique used by Jean for horse breaking which was made famous by the film “The Horse Whisperer”. It consists in better understanding the behaviour of horses and establishing a relationship with them without any pressure nor violence. Jean-Luc started using this gentle technique in the 2000s, when it started to spread.
The tour ends with a snack made by Isabelle. You can taste it next to the fireplace in winter or in the garden with a view of the horse fields in summer.
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Base rate : 12,00€
Child rate : 6,00€ (5- to 12-year-olds)
Free : (under 5s)
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