Natural Horsemanship Retreat in Costa Rica (7 Days)

7 Days, Multiple Departures

Natural Horsemanship Retreat in Costa Rica (7 Days)
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We understand Natural Horsemanship as a holistic way of keeping and training horses. We base our principle on a LOVE-based relationship that is free of judgment and includes a positive attitude, where the horse feels safe and valued.  It is based on COMMUNICATION in which we will always first listen, understand, and then share our ideas. It is surrounded by BOUNDERIES that we set to be able to be safe AND give the horse room to express himself.

The study of Natural Horsemanship will not only learn you to communicate with your horse. It will also learn you to get to know yourself. Becoming a good partner for your horse will teach you a lot about yourself and improve your focus, decision making, having a clear mind and learn to control your energy and body. 

​In the classical training, you will get into the details of the horse's body. Learn how to use flexion, moralization, and balance. Develop the perfect feeling. Refine communication where all you need is a thought, a breath an idea.

As a guest, you will learn how to train and ride bitlessly. Advanced riders with an independent seat might also learn how to connect with a horse using a bit to reach his deeper muscle tissue.

​Our horses are trained at different levels to accommodate your needs and become your perfect teacher. They will know on what they have to do to show you where to improve. 


About The Host
Isabel Avendaño

Isabel Avendaño

Isa has been horse crazy since she could express herself. She donated her life to horses and the study of natural horsemanship & classical horsemanship. After traveling from herd to herd for 5 years in her 20s she arrived in Costa Rica to have her herd and live her dream of a sustainable horse farm. She has been teaching Natural Horsemanship & Classical Horsemanship for over a decade and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and learnings. She teaches in English, German & Spanish.

Next to her passion for horses, she has planned together with Milton the buildings you find at the retreat. She is all about ecology and nature close to community life, loves yoga, healthy food, and cooking, and is overall a passionate mom and wife.


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