14044 220th Street, McGrath, MN 56350 | 320-592-0180

Description of the Shire Farm


A true Shire would not be complete without the addition of its horses and other assorted animals. Currently we have 8 horses at the Shire. We also have a pen set up at the Tree Lodge and the Cedar House for those that would like to bring their horses to lodge and ride the trails around the Shire. The Shire is the perfect spot to spend time with one of the most majestic creatures to ever walk the planet!

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Animals of the Shire


We allow guests to bring their own horses to stay and ride the trails.

Horses

A true Shire would not be complete without the addition of its horses. Currently we have 8 horses at the Shire. There is Chester our former hunter/jumper from the University of Minnesota. He is a Warm Blood gelding and is about 25 years old. Then there is our easy keeper Stormy who is a 15 year old Appaloosa gelding. Jesse or “Jes” is our only mare. She is a 15 year old Paint. Patch is our old man at 27 years, and we think he is an Arabian/paint mix gelding. Our youngster is a gelding quarter horse Shadow at 7 years of age. We have had him since he was a baby (at one point we could rock him in our swing!). We named him Shadow after the Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax. He knows a lot of tricks, and some of the other horses do too. We also have a miniature donkey named Donkey (think of Shrek when you say it), and a miniature, 3 year old, gilded horse named Baby. He is the cutest! Our newest addition to the horse family is Fabulous (Fabby for short). He is a big and magnificent 21 year old Oldenburg. He is very friendly! Tayha is the Shire horse goddess, and she has her horse training certificate from the Minnesota Horse Training Academy taught by Larry Sarrett. If you want to know about the horses, see some tricks, or interact with them a bit more, just ask for her!

Currently we have a pen set up at the Tree Lodge and the Cedar House for those that would like to bring their horses to lodge and ride the trails around the Shire. There is just an extra $20 horse fee for each horse to help us keep up the pens. We hope to offer horse riding or horse therapy in the future. We are also planning on building an indoor arena/barn for inclement weather and year-round work with the horses. We also hope to hold workshops or clinics for horse lovers or teachers in the future. The Shire is the perfect spot to spend time with one of the most majestic creatures to ever walk the planet!

Meet the Farm Animals


The Shire has a petting zoo with many assorted animals such as horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, and a pigeon.

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Fabby


Our newest addition to the horse family is Fabulous (Fabby for short). He is a big and magnificent 21 year old Oldenburg. He is very friendly!

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Sam


Welcome our newest canine addition! We like to call him Samwise Gamgee or Sam for short. He is a Pyredoodle (Great Pyrenees mixed with a poodle). He is going to be a big and adorable companion!

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Baby


We have a miniature, 3 year old, gilded horse named Baby. He is the cutest!

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Patch


Patch is our old man at 27 years, and we think he is an Arabian/paint mix gelding.

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Chester


Chester is our former hunter/jumper from the University of Minnesota. He is a Warm Blood gelding and is about 25 years old.

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Donkey


We have a miniature donkey named Donkey (think of Shrek when you say it).

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Jesse


Jesse or “Jes” is our only mare. She is a 15 year old Paint.

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Shadow


Shadow is a gelding quarter horse at 7 years of age, named after the Lord of the Rings horse, Shadowfax. We had him since he was a baby (at one point we could rock him in our swing)!

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Stormy


Stormy is our easy keeper, who is a 15 year old Appaloosa gelding.

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Pebbles

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Pepper

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Pidgey

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Spice

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Zaxi


RIP Zaxi. He passed away June 2016.

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Chickens

Rates


Special Rates

For reservations or questions, call 320-592-0180 (OFFICE), 612-423-4562 (CELL), 612-423-4720 (CELL), email us at shireinthewoods@outlook.com, or fill out our reservation form. Text messages are welcome for CELL numbers only.

Price Comments

Guided Horse Interaction

$35.00 per hour

The guided horse interaction must be arranged in advance.

Horse Fee

$20.00 per day per horse

Guests may bring their horses to lodge and ride the trails around the Shire.

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