Then its back for lunch of something like chicken or pasta salad and fruit, then your choice of:
•More ground work in the corral.
•More riding on site or off (maybe a trip to Princess Place?)
•Cowboy 101: How to throw a lasso, shoot a six-shooter or knots you need to know, how to tie and when to use them.
•Squirreling: What’s that have to do with riding?
•Conformation: What is it and why is it important when looking at a horse?
Arrive on Friday afternoon or evening at your leisure. You can bring your own horse if you have one or we'll help match you with one of ours. A reception will be held around 7:00 pm maybe with a cozy fire or a libation. Relax and chat with your hosts, as well as other guests, tour the facility, or meet the horses. Retire at the hour of your choosing, it’s your weekend. Saturday morning, start with a light breakfast; Something like fresh fruit, Danish, Beignets and more, with orange juice and some of the best coffee this side of New Orleans. Around 9:00 AM, we'll head for the barn and you choose what you want to do.
Some of the options include:
•Why Horses do what they do? Instinct vs. Training, what & how horses see, and how do they interpret it?
•Ground work training with one of our instructors, your horse or ours.
•Grooming: what works and what doesn't. What's cosmetic and what's therapeutic?
•Tackling the tack: a lesson on proper fitting and appropriate use along with general care, cleaning and maintenance.
•Riding Lesson: balance and control, mounting/dismounting, all the way up to advanced communications
Marinated Chicken or Salmon on the grill with vegetables is one idea that comes to mind for dinner. After dinner, a relaxing evening with a light dessert, another fireside experience, horse training videos on the big screen in the barn, or maybe some Line Dance lessons with our professional instructor might be in order. Of course there will be plenty of spirited conversation about the day's activities with staff on hand to answer all of your questions. For those so inclined, maybe you want to take a nature walk around the property or simply sit and relax. Call it a day at your leisure. After all, it’s your weekend.
Sunday morning, light breakfast and you choose your activities for the morning. We’ll wrap up around noon or so and then for those interested, we can talk about an off-site trail ride. From there it’s still up to you, departure at your leisure.
Makes a great gift!!!
Now, I know I said "Ladies, imagine this," but, guys, if you want some serious bonus points, treat your lady to this relaxing and fun weekend retreat as the perfect Gift. We’ll send you a special Gift Certificate you can give her. To find out dates & availability, check out our News & Events page, call us at (904) 813-5710 or email us.
Ladies Retreat Schedule
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Imagine if you will . . . a weekend set aside just for you! No suits, no dresses, only boots and jeans and a fun-filled, relaxing weekend with your girlfriends ...
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