How do you greet a horse? How to approach a sheep? How to get close to a rabbit? You approach the animal – from the front, so as not to surprise it – stretch out your hand. If the animal is interested in making new acquaintances it will make the next move. The animals on our farm are very inquisitive so it is only a matter of time before the horse will take a piece of carrot from a flat open hand, the sheep lay their heads in the hands of guests and the rabbits hop by for a stroke.
On the Replerhof farm we approach people and animals with respect and appreciation. For us that means: We allow all species room to be and do whatever they want. We want to teach children to value their surroundings. When it comes to animal contact, it cannot be forced, they either come to us humans or not. We have to accept both. In the handling of animals children learn a sensitivity towards all living things. They learn to look, hear and feel