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Leconfield

#1 of 1 things to do in Kootingal Features Animals
Bimboola, Kootingal, New South Wales 2352, Australia
+61 2 6769 4328
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When I was planning a trip to Australia, one of the top things on my bucket list was to visit a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa H
What an absolutely fantastic experience

Having a bit of a rough patch in Melbourne, I decided to drop everything and spend a week at... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
emmawerthers
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Leconfield Five Day Jackaroo and Jillaroo School will teach you all the skills necessary for living and working on Outback stations! Every day is filled with lessons in horse care & riding, whip cracking, lassoing and cattle work. More importantly, our school specialises in the art of Natural Horsemanship, known to many as "horse whispering". This method focuses on communicating with a horse through its own language, allowing a unique partnership to develop between horse and rider. From the time our bus rolls into town Monday morning to pick you up, it's non-stop, fast action thrill in the Australian bush! So if a week of horseback riding, cattle mustering, campfire cooking and swagging under the stars sounds like your cup of Billy tea, then Leconfield will be honoured to turn you into a cowboy or cowgirl!
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Bimboola, Kootingal, New South Wales 2352, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was planning a trip to Australia, one of the top things on my bucket list was to visit a ranch and experience the outback and try natural horsemanship. I'll start off by saying that the staff were all lovely, and the horses were...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Having a bit of a rough patch in Melbourne, I decided to drop everything and spend a week at Leconfield. I'm so happy I did - I learnt a lot (including about myself!) The staff are so friendly, welcoming and patient, the horses are all...More

Thank emmawerthers
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved the course had an amazing week. Met some amazing people saw some amazing views, got stuck in and gave it my all. Loved the horses and the dogs couldn't fault it in any way. Also loved not being connected to the rest...More

Thank Seb E
Reviewed 13 March 2016

It was September last year but it's taken me this long to let the whole experience sink in. I went along with a fear of horses and basically nothing changed in that area. I even fell off. But boy what an experience. Probably one of...More

2  Thank LongChin
Reviewed 30 January 2016

If your looking for a completely genuine Outback experience, you'll find it at Leconfield. From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave, you are enriched in everyway possible by the hosts and staff, a fully hands on, ride the ride, whipcracking 5 day...More

2  Thank Sharon K
Leconfield5day, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience here:) It is great to hear that you all had such a great time and that you all enjoyed yourselves so much! It was great having you all here and...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

I booked the 5 days jackaroo jillaroo school to learn skills needed when working in a farm. After 5 days I had learn not only how to work in the farm but also a lot of communicating with horses using Natural Horsemanship, which was cool....More

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Leconfield5day, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

It was really lovely having you here and thank you so much for all of your help, enthusiasm and dedication to all the animals here and the way of life! Your smiling face and helpful attitude is already missed and thanks so much for taking...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

I had wanted to do a Jillaroo school ever since I knew they existed, and Tim's school did not disappoint! It was a wonderful 5 days on his property learning about natural horsemanship and property work. Herding cattle was my favourite activity but I really...More

1  Thank Megan A
Leconfield5day, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself while you were here..it really means a lot to us that people have a good time, learn new skills and have fond memories of being here:)

Reviewed 1 August 2015

When I signed up for the school I had no idea what to expect, never sat on a horse before and had only experienced Australia from within Sydney. After arriving in Tamworth and going for a thrilling one our journey into the rural Australia with...More

1  Thank SanderNooij
Leconfield5day, Manager at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

We look forward to seeing you back Sander! It was great to have you here and your skills and passion for campfire cooking has forever altered the place (and the menu:)) Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 12 July 2015

This is one of the greatest experiences and holidays I have ever had anywhere in the world out of all the places Ive been to in countries in Nth America, Europe and Asia. Beautiful country side/terrain, gorgeous beautiful animals, fantastic set-up and accom, the school...More

1  Thank Ange2760
Leconfield5day, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Thank you so much Ange...your words mean so much as if we can make even the smallest bit of difference to someone's life then we consider what we do here a success! It was terrific having you here and we really appreciated your enthusiasm, willingness...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015

Booking on to the 5 day school was definitely one of the best things i did while in Australia! I was originally looking for natural horsemanship courses and had never worked with cattle or sheep before, so when i found this course i thought it...More

1  Thank Jazz J
Leconfield5day, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us! We were very lucky to have you here and it is so nice to hear that people have had such a good time here and we look forward to...More

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