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“What an absolutely fantastic experience ”
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Leconfield
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Kootingal
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Owner description: 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!
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 gorgeous and you can't help but feel completely free whilst you are at the school. Worth every single cent - an absolute must do if you're in Australia!

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Leconfield5DayTim, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

So glad that you enjoyed your time here:) There really is nothing better than getting back to nature, especially if you are in need of some time to heal! We are very lucky to have such a terrific group of horses here and also lucky to have people such as yourself that really embrace the way that we work with our animals here:) Thanks again!

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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 of the world and being off the grid

Thank Seb E
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Leconfield5DayTim, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

So glad to hear that you had a great time here:) It is always nice to hear that people have enjoyed their time here as it is really important to us that people not only get to experience a taste of life on a working property, but also that they have a good time! It is really nice to be off the grid and actually chat to everyone...we are very lucky to get the chance to meet so many terrific people!

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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 my most challenging and confronting ever. I recommend this Jillaroo/Jackaroo experience to EVERYONE! but especially to families with teens, talk about facing your fears and getting out of the old comfort zone! I loved and hated it in equal measures and surprisingly would go back for another round with that horse tomorrow. The hosts and the workers were all brilliant, the accommodations and food fantastic! So thank you Leconfield !

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Leconfield5DayTim, Owner at Leconfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your thoughts about our school down:) So glad that you enjoyed your time here and even though it sounds like it was a bit of a love/hate relationship, we are so glad that you still had a good time! You were very brave and it is always hard to move out of your comfort zone, but that's what makes travelling so great! That and meeting new people:)

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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 adventure into life on a working station.
Everyone is warmly welcomed, no matter level of skill or participation, and it would be impossible to leave Bimboola without being positively altered by the experience.
Tim is a truly wonderful, genuine and caring horseman who thrives on teaching natural horsemanship skills. I took along two 11 year old girls to the 5 day Jillaroo School and they both left deeply and beautifully enlightened. The smiles at Leconfield are REAL and PLENTY !!! Do yourself a favour. Spend 5 days at Bimboola. You wont leave the same person.

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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 we really appreciated your enthusiasm and genuine fondness for the animals and nature here:)

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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. After the school I got opportunity to stay, and I stayed for three months and loved it. I had ridden horses before, but it was great to see how people who had never ridden a horse before did cattle work and trotting and cantering with their horses in the end of the week. I also met the most wonderful horse here, and all of the horses were so good that it was amazing. Also meeting a lot of new people from different countries has been one of the highlights of my stay.

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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 the time to write a review here:)

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