The 4th Annual Cowgirl Re-Union

 

“A Celebration of Em-bodiment and Re-membering”

 

When: July 18-22, 2018

What: Collaborative Retreat

www.cowgirlreunion.com

 

Highly unique, challenging, rewarding, soul searching, healing, balancing, enlivening, provocative and, relaxing…these are all words that come up from feedback to describe this phenomanl gathering.

This is our Fourth year of this heartfelt project , and it has truly taken on a life of its own. With an overarching theme of deep connection back to ourselves as women; our sense of play, stillness, and wonder, our horses hearts and bodies, our sisters and kindred spirits and our great earth we walk upon.

We spend the mornings in small groups, rotating through time with myself doing mindful exploration of our horses with the Waiting Game, a  bareback  awareness meditation and experiential excercises in feel, timing and breath.

Alexa Linton will take you on a nature/soul exploration an a reconnection back to a more authentic way of being and moving through this world.

Our co-fascilitor, Audrey “Sassy Six Gun” will push you gently off a cliff of play and expression with her enormous rack of  olde time Cowgirl Dress up clothes aa well as some real six gun shooting. This years photographer is the incredible Connie Ellis, who intuitive skills behind the camera will capture those moments of fun, joy and connection for you.

Christa  Miramadi leads us through morning Qi Gong class one day as well. The afternoons are free for trail riding, regrouping, hang time with others and the horses.

Friday is the hilarious Cowgirl Games designed with challenges for increased horsemanship and group partnership in  non competitive and belly laughs followed by a big old barbeque and music on Saturday where we open the doors to husbands and boyfriends.

With all these gifted facilitators it will undeniably be an experience that will change your Life! Held at the incredible Seven Half Diamond Ranch www.guestranchbc.com

Please note:

This event is SOLD OUT for 2018. Look for 2019 dates soon and get a deposit in to secure your spot for this life changing retreat.

The Art of the Bridle Horse

When: TBA

Cost: $400.00

IV, June 2012, Kiowa, Colorado

IV, June 2012, Kiowa, Colorado

IV July 2013, Merritt, BC

IV July 2013, Merritt, BC

An exploration of the Classical Californio Style of horsemanship.
It’s origins and the brilliant design of the equipment, including proper use of the equipment to allow for an incredibly well balanced and refined horse and rider. We will cover in depth the origins and reasons for the development of this style of fine horsemanship, as well as the gear; it’s construction, why it is built this way, how it works, and how to chose and access quality equipment. You will be introduced to or advanced in working with the bosal, no matter where you are with your horse. If you are further along, this will greatly aid your bridle work which you will be given the opportunity to develop as well.
As effective, humane and subtle as these beautiful pieces of handmade equipment are, none of them compare to getting ‘right’ with the biggest tool we have of all. Our body and selves, and we will be getting very clear and consistent with this piece of the equation as well. You will also be given an opportunity to ride a more finished horse in the two-rein and straight up in the bridle to truly feel how it all connects and what the ultimate goal is.
Come prepared to have some myths de-mthyed, questions answered, new levels of feel and sensitivity opened, challenges and yes, even some frustration…but such an incredible journey of self and equine development. And I promise, tons of laughs as well…:)

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Endurance Riders Clinic

When:  May 9th

Where: Pritchard, BC

Cost and details:  This is the third year I have been fortunate enough to be asked to participate in this weekend clinic that is a fabulous introduction to the world of Endurance Riding. Stephany puts together a easy to understand format that covers fitness training for both horse and rider, tack and personal gear and a mock-up ride on the Sunday.   Always popular and super fun!        Stephany Dean     smilestephy@yahoo.com