Tue, 28 Sep | Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Heartfelt Horsemanship Retreat 28 September - 01 October 2021

R8900pp Meals, Accommodation and Horsemanship Clinic and Rides included
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Heartfelt Horsemanship Retreat 28 September - 01 October 2021

Time & Location

28 Sep, 14:00 – 01 Oct, 11:30
Qambathi Mountain Lodge , Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, Highmoor, 3300, South Africa

About the Event

R8900pp

All Meals, Luxury Accommodation, Horsemanship Clinic and Rides included

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, this retreat is for you!

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

Three nights and two full days packed with groundwork, riding and cow work, with delicious meals and luxury accommodation at the fabulous 4* Qambathi Mountain Lodge.

*Guests sharing room that won't be participating cost an additional R5000

Two participants sharing a room get a discounted rate of R7250pp

Tuesday

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 the Heartfelt Horsemanship Method which will give you foundation for the two days ahead (bring pen and paper to take notes)

19:00 Dinner

Wednesday

07:00 Yoga Class

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 work on saddling the horse and how the groundwork translates to ridden work.

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Second practical session

We checkout our groundwork, and then work on basic ridden work. This work is at a walk until the rider is competent with new skills.

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.

Thursday

07:00 yoga

08:00 brakfast

09:00 Revision of skills learned the previous day during arena ridden work

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Ridden work with obstacles preparing for the mountain outride

13:00 Lunch

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

18:00 Dinner

Friday

7:30   a brief revision of what we learnt on Thursday

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. I will meet with each participant and discuss their individual needs and challenges, and give a program for their individual horses. A note pad is critical for this session.

11:30 check out

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