Fri, 11 Aug|
Qambathi Mountain Lodge
Equine Stillness Retreat
Meals, Accommodation and Horsemanship Clinic, Liberty, Rides and Yoga included
Time & Location
11 Aug, 14:00 – 14 Aug, 11:00
Qambathi Mountain Lodge , Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, Highmoor, 3300, South Africa
About the Event
All Meals, Luxury Accommodation, Horsemanship, Rides, Yoga and Professional Photography included
Qambathi Mountain Stud in partnership with Balanced Horsemanship and AMANA Holistic Horsemanship.
Find stillness and true connection with your equine partner and with yourself.
If you feel there should be more to horsemanship and you would like to re-discover why you are drawn to being with horses, this retreat is for you.
Designed to teach you how to find stillness in a way that equips you to take charge of your thoughts and emotions, and by doing so allowing you to thrive in your day to day life, dive in to an immersion of Natural Horsemanship and mindful stillness in the serene landscape of the Kamberg Valley.
If you want to perfect your communication and connection with your horse and with yourself on a much deeper level, or if you are a beginner and want to gain a better understanding of Natural Horsemanship and the therapeutic effects of the equus, you will find this retreat revitalising and enlightening.
Limited to only 5 participants, you are guaranteed to get individual attention and coaching to optimise your experience and understanding not only of horses, but of yourself as well.
Three nights and two full days packed with groundwork, riding, liberty, obstacles, biomechanics, cow work, yoga and life-uplifting meditation techniques, along with delicious meals and luxury accommodation.
Prices start from R10950pp - please enquire for further details
Two participants sharing a room will be able to get a discount of R2000pp
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.
07:00 Yoga with Nadia
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.
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
20:00 Q&A session. An opportunity to ask questions about the material we covered during the day.
07:00 yoga Class
09:00 First Bitless arena ridden work
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Learn how Relaxation and Activation applies to self carriage in ridden work
14:00 Putting the skills learned to practice on a mountain outride
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
T's & C's
Given the nature and terrain of the property this event is not suitabe for complete beginners
Moderately experienced to experienced riders will be able to enjoy this event more
There is a weight limit of 90kg per rider
You should be able to mount and dismount from the ground with ease
Signing a riding disclaimer is compulsory