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Fri, 14 Jul


Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Equine Stillness Retreat

Meals, Accommodation and Horsemanship Clinic, Liberty, Rides and Yoga included

Equine Stillness Retreat

Time & Location

14 Jul, 14:00 – 17 Jul, 11:00

Qambathi Mountain Lodge , Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, Highmoor, 3300, South Africa

About the Event

All Meals, Luxury Accommodation, Horsemanship and Rides included

Qambathi Mountain Stud in partnership with Balanced Horsemanship and Amana Horsemanship.

Find stillness and connection with your equine partner. If you fel like there should be more to horsemanship and you have always wanted to re-discover why you are drawn to being aroun horses, this retreat is for you. Dive in to an immersion of Natural Horsemanship. If you want to perfect your communication with your horse or if you are a beginner and want to gain a better understanding of Natural Horsemanship.

Limited to only 5 participants.  You are guaranteed to get the individual attention and coaching. 

Three nights and two full days packed with groundwork, riding, liberty, obstacles, biomechanic and cow work, with delicious meals and luxury accommodation. 

Prices start from R10950

Day 1

14:00- 17:00 Arrival and Free time

18:00 Pre-dinner drinks and theoretical part of the retreat. In a relaxed environment with a gin in hand you will learn the theory behind Natural Horsemanship Method's which will give you foundation for the two days ahead. 

Day 2

07:00 Yoga with Nadia 

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 First Practical Session

This is a groundwork session working on communication, connection and relaxation. All groundwork applies directly to riding and safety around horses.

11:00 coffee break

11:15 We put our groudwork into practice by working with horses at Liberty and adding a little fun with obstacles.

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Second practical session

We take a silent walk with our horses- a journal if you prefer. We learn to be still and observe how our emotions impact the connection with our equine partner.

17:00 Downtime and relaxation

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Q&A session. An opportunity to ask questions about the material we covered during the day.

Day 3

07:00 yoga Class 

08:00 brakfast

09:00 First Bitless arena ridden work

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Learn how Pillar 1 and 2 applies to self carriage in ridden work

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Putting the skills learned to practice on a mountain outride

18:00 Dinner

Day 4

7:30   A brief revision of what we learnt so far. 

08:00 we apply out skills to working cows. Participants say farewell to the horses after this session

10:00 Brunch During brunch we have a discussion and planning session on how to apply what you have learnt to your own horses. 

11:30 check out

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