Retreats/Camps

Events

The Art of the Bridle Horse

The Art of the Bridle Horse

When: TBA Cost: $400.00 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...:)                                          [...]

The 4th Annual Cowgirl Re-Union

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.[...]

Private Hackamore Intro Camp

Private Hackamore Intro Camp

July 10 & 11, 2018 100 Mile House [...]

The Call of the Art

The Call of the Art

July 17, 2018 Seven Half Diamond Ranch, Merritt, B.C.http://www.guestranchbc.com A one day exploration of creating and dabbling in wonderful rich gooey paint to create a portrait of your own horse. Whether you are comfortable with this concept or it requires some approach and retreat or you are downright SURE you can’t, believe me….you can, we will and it will be so rewarding and dare I say FUN! [...]

Private Lessons and Workshops

Private Lessons and Workshops

Please contact me if you are interested in setting up a private workshop for yourself and  friends! I love the more intimate sized teaching opportunities to share weather its focused on: Hackamore/Bridle Horse: Beginning with an in depth look at the genius behind this time honored tradition, proper gear selection, fit and application, through introducing the often radically different way of riding that focuses on ourselves.                 Feel, Timing and Balance: Yup...the big 'un's. And what I love to explore! I call this the mortar between the foundational building blocks and incredibly profound for us to dig into; both for ourselves and our horses.                   "Feel Like a Kid": These camps are a ridiculously fun and sneaky way to help us become more present, aware, playful,  and right brained; all tromped on skills we've left behind that as we ''grew-up'  that allow us to become available for ourselves and others, including our horses and set the stage for developing feel. Seriously silly growth and comedy.                   Art and Horsemanship:  Mixing my two loves into one magnificent offering that will allow us time to ''be', space to dabble, room to experiment, safety to question. These two are so alike and supportive of one another not to mention about the ONLY thing we want to paint!  If ever you're like me and have Lost Art, a longing to create that you've never explored for all out myraid of reasons and want to try...         stefanietravers777@gmail.com[...]