Make the days as long as you want them to be…

There’s no agenda at Loose Reins. You choose to do as much or as little as you like. Pick up a book, get out a board game, listen to the DAB radio, put your feet up and watch the world go by. Pick up one of our one pot meals – we cook so you don’t have to. Stay in bed – they’re so comfortable you won’t want to get up. Head into the hills for a relaxing trail ride, spend an hour in the round pen learning how to communicate with your horse, or don’t. Chew the fat over a brew or a bottle. Wrap up in a blanket and watch the stars come out. Do nothing, do something, it’s up to you.

Relaxing atmosphere and stunning views

Horses for courses

Our unique cabins and lodges in their stunning location are like no other.  Set on the edges of the coombe, surrounded by paddocks containing our beautiful American Quarter Horses, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting you’re in Dorset. Sit and watch them as they graze, run and play or rest with them as they stand and sunbathe. Bond with your partner after a day on the trail or meet a horse for the first time. Let their calmness wash over you – they’re mesmerising. 

Beautiful American Quarter Horses

Discover the woods

Loose Reins nestles in a natural coombe, surrounded by woodland, criss-crossed with a maze of paths. Think fabulous colours and rustling autumn leaves, cool shade in summer and wildlife soaking up the sunshine. Berries on the holly in winter and woodland flowers adding colour in spring. 

Take a scavenger hunt or follow your own nature trail, spot buzzards on branches or watch as they ride the thermals hanging over our coombe. Look out for deer and foxes and watch rabbits and squirrels hop away as you approach.

Breathtaking Dorset countryside