Active Horsemanship Workshops

The idea of Active Horsemanship revolves around the relationship between human and horse, and allows one to understand the nature of horses and their ability to influence their rider or handler. We offer a rare opportunity to get in touch with nature, horses and most importantly, yourself. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and treat yourself to a rewarding and relaxing stay at Yarrabin, whilst also building upon your individual and group skills. Breathe in the clear country air, refresh your inner child, create new horizons and enjoy the camaraderie of other riders.

During this workshop, we work on developing our outspoken nature through experimental equine exercises, letting go of the inner critic, encouraging our creative wisdom, and refreshing ourselves with hot spas and a closeness to nature. We also develop some essential ‘cowgirl/cowboy’ skills. Try your hand at barrel racing, move mobs of sheep and cattle, and all day in the saddle on one of our fantastic day rides ( three/five day workshops only). These workshops allow you to improve your relationship with horses and in doing so develop your riding skills. There will also be time for some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. We combine exercises in the round-yard (incorporating on-the-ground activities and exercises to improve your balance and posture in the saddle) and rides in our acres of scenic forests and open paddocks (where you will experience the freedom of horse riding). We cover intuitive horsemanship (becoming more in touch with your horse and yourself), barebacking, flat work, trail riding, some jumping and sports riding. All with the goal of achieving a more centred way of riding and using our body to control the horse.

This is an all-inclusive package, so all meals, accommodation, instruction and endless laughs are all included. We limit the group to 8 participants so we can guarantee a more personalised program, so contact us now so you don’t miss out.

Upcoming dates:

  • Friday 10th May - Sunday 12th May (fully booked)

  • Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September

Dates for the rest of 2019 will be determined depending on interest! Available mid-week or over a weekend. Do you have a date in mind? Email us and we might be able to schedule one around your availability.