Women’s Horse Empowered Retreat in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
December 17, 2015
Painted Pony Guest Ranch welcomes women from near and far to their third annual retreat from Jan. 29 to Feb. 3 (This article will be published in the January issue of The Howler.)
If you need a personal break and you’re looking for some memorable days out, look no further than the group of women gathering soon at the award-winning Painted Pony Guest Ranch. The ranch is located in the Guanacaste Province not far from the Tamarindo beach area.
The Painted Pony Guest Ranch is hosting the Women’s Horse Empowered Retreat for the third year and welcomes women from the area to take advantage of the daily activities. A small group of women from Canada are already booked into the retreat.
The retreat is a special time of caring for oneself, of relaxing and rejuvenating with a wonderful group of women and horses. (Photo)
“It’ll be a special time to reconnect with yourself with horses as your guide, and is great for those who are new to horses or getting back into riding,” says Kay Dodge, owner, Painted Pony Guest Ranch.
“We’ve set up non-riding options too for women who love horses, but riding isn’t an interest for them at this time,” says Kay.
The retreat’s participants will experience a unique and tested blend of guided reflection and meditation, restorative yoga for all levels, natural horsemanship principles, trail rides and beach time with horses.
The retreat also offers equine-assisted personal development with wise and sympathetic horses. These activities are based on the knowledge that horses are experts at non-verbal communication and are always honest in their reactions to people.
The retreat’s participants will learn more about natural horsemanship from some of Costa Rica’s experts – horse and human. (Photo of Milagro and Esteban Peraza, Painted Pony Guest Ranch at Casagua Horses)
“Horses reflect back to us their sense of who we are at our core. If we are open to seeing these reflections, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our relationships,” says Kay.
“We expect the participants to grow with all the positive energy, and it’s a positive experience for the horses too. Natural horsemanship helps the horses communicate with humans, and our horses get hooked on to the people as well.”
The next Women’s Horse Empowered Retreat is from Jan. 29 to Feb. 3 and costs $149 for each day that you would like to participate. Please contact Kay for more information or to register:
Kay T. Dodge Painted Pony Guest Ranch (506) 2653-8041 firstname.lastname@example.org www.paintedponyguestranch.com