Our range of Equine-Assisted Wellness Retreats on the shores of Lough Corrib are the perfect tonic for mind, body and soul.
Run in collaboration with local experts Horses Connect, all work is ground-based and no previous horse experience is required.
It’s impossible to fake a real connection with a prey animal that has evolved over millions of years to intuitively know when it is safe in the moment and when it needs to move away.
Horses know when we’re grounded, focused and real – and they know immediately when we’re not – even if we don’t know it ourselves. They are experts at reading body language and subtle signs. Horses respond with unique insight into who we are, in the moment. They are profoundly gifted reflectors of our true selves because their very survival depends on reading us right.
At our Equine-assisted Wellness Retreats you can expect fun, hands-on exercises and activities designed to create opportunities to discover inner (often hidden) strengths and to identify, and work on, areas that need attention.
Part of every day will be spent with our herd of Connemara Ponies, learning to listen to what they have to say. You will also be presented with opportunities to further explore your personal development with a session of (for example) Movement Medicine, Sacred Sounds, Cranio-sacral Therapy or Mindfulness.
Visits to local alternative therapists can be arranged as an optional extra – for example Reiki, Massage, Reflexology etc