Equine

Equine

Spark creativity, clarify communication; release fears and trauma and more in our award-winning equine program.

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Spark creativity, clarify communication, release fears, and more in our award-winning equine program. At the Equine Experience, we often say that it’s not about the horse. But when it comes to caring for them, it is all about the horse. At Miraval, we hold their hooves close to our hearts. Their safety, wellbeing, and welfare are our highest priority. We uphold a mindful and respectful practice for every single one of our equine offerings. The horses at the Meadowview Acres Farm are valued members of our Miraval family. They are beloved, and every activity we ask them to participate in is designed with love, extensive knowledge, and consideration for their wellbeing.

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Seasonally Offered | Maximum Weight is 175lbs

CENTAUR MEDITATION

Experience true unity on the back of a horse. In this mounted class, you will practice connecting your inner and outer worlds through breathwork and gentle yoga while riding in Meadowview Arena. Our trained equine staff guides you to find your center and bring yourself to balance by connecting to yourself and your equine partner. 110 MIN | $175

DONKEY DISCOVERY: A Mindful Pace

Throughout history artists, writers and spiritual teaches from around the world have chosen donkeys as their companions for introspective journeys. You, too, can partner with Miraval’s special donkeys in your own mindful trek of discovery. Together we will practice moving in “donkey time”, as gentle observers and explorers of our world. Learn what you can gain when you take your time with these gentle teachers of patience, humility, and wisdom. 75 MIN | $79

COMMON GROUND: Self-Leadership for Effective Communication

Experience the powerful dynamics of non-verbal communication and how this influences your ability to lead yourself and others. In this unmounted activity, you will move with a horse around the pen, engaging tools of communication, collaboration, and creativity without speaking or touching. The insights and skills you discover may apply equally to personal and professional relationships. 110 MIN | $109

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MEADOWVIEW FARM & BARN TOUR

Tour the Meadowview barn and gardens and meet our medley of plants, birds, and animals. Learn about sustainable practices, biodynamic principles, and a vision for responsible agriculture's role in our health and earth care. Get to know our hens that provide our restaurants with fresh eggs, along with our bees and raptors (including red-tailed hawks, owls, and vultures). Taste seasonal, fresh crops straight from the field and ask questions about your own growing endeavors. Be sure to bring your phone to take pictures with our gentle friends. 50 MIN

Horse Sense

Enter the inner world of Miraval's equine herd. Learn about horses’ lives by exploring their interactions with people and with each other. Walk their pastures and paddocks and lend a hand with their daily needs. Gain an understanding of horse-keeping and share the deeper connection that comes with mindful caregiving. 110 MIN | $109

MIRAVAL EQUINE EXPERIENCE™

Practice living life in the moment as you work with specially selected horses and our expert facilitators. Perform equestrian ground skills and get a chance to notice personal patterns that may be holding you back from the life you want to live. ** Not a riding class. 110 MIN | $109

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HOOVES & HEARTBEATS

Embrace the horse’s pulse of life and power to synchronize your inner rhythms. With a beat established by fellow participants using percussion instruments, you will move in unison with a horse to connect your breath, heartbeat, and energy. Through sound, movement, and touch, we will bring ourselves to balance and connect to each other through heartbeat and breath. $