Centered Riding & Horse Speak Retreat
January 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm$2250
About the Event
Join Centered Riding© Clinician and Horse Speak® Senior Instructor Heidi Potter for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica. Horse Speak and Centered Riding come together to create a magical, enriching retreat for riders of all disciplines and levels.
Through observation, interaction, and self-awareness exercises participants will deepen their understanding of the truly natural, kinesthetic language of the horse through Horse Speak. Horse’s communication system is made up of gestures, postures and signals that can be replicated by humans. Learning Horse Speak will bring your horsemanship to the next level by deepening understanding, building rapport and creating safer, more enjoyable interactions with all equines. For more information on learning Horse Speak with Heidi Potter please visit: https://heidipotter.com/horse-speak/.
Retreat guests will also have a chance to improve comfort, confidence, communication, and overall balance in the saddle with Centered Riding workshops and mounted lessons. These skills will come in handy on the guided trail rides through the jungle, to the beach and beyond. For more information on Centered Riding with Heidi Potter please visit: https://heidipotter.com/learn/centered-riding/.
This retreat will be hosted at Equisol’s home stables and yoga studio in Playa Pelada, Nosara. This retreat does not include accommodations or transportation which allows guests to choose their hotel or Air BnB based on budget and amenities (we have a list of nearby recommendations in our FAQs) and also keeps all of our group activities in an open-air environment. Generally our days start around 7:30am and go until 5:00pm, so these will be full days filled with Centered Riding lessons, lecture and unmounted workshops, trail rides, yoga, cultural activities, eating delicious food and relaxation!
There will be delicious and nutritious breakfasts and lunches prepared daily in the open-air rancho by our amazing chefs Sarah and Patricia. You will also get a taste of Costa Rican culture with a class on how to prepare traditional Costa Rican bread and enjoy cafe choreado. We will also enjoy dinner one night out at our favorite restaurant and on our final day a little fiesta in the rancho with festive drinks. And no retreat with Equisol would be complete without a chance to take the horses down to the river and/or beach to roll and play!
The following will be included:
– 3 Centered Riding lessons with Heidi Potter
– 3 Trail rides (1 waterfall ride, 2 beach/jungle rides)
– 5 Unmounted Workshops (to include Horse Speak & Centered Riding theory, observation & activities)
– 1 River or Beach Plunge with the Horses (depending on the tides/weather conditions)
– 3 Yoga Classes with Heidi Blackman (Equisol’s co-founder)
– Traditional Breadmaking & Cafecito with Patricia
– 6 Breakfasts at Rancho / 6 Lunches at Rancho / 1 Dinner out at restaurant
– An Experience of a Lifetime!
Come join us so we can share our love of this slice of paradise, the amazing horses, yoga and the best guide – Heidi Potter! Usually guests come together as strangers and leave as close friends united by a bond of adventure, horses, laughter, self-exploration and expansion!