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Equine

At the Purple Sage Ranch, award-winning equine experiences help unleash creativity, improve communication, heal fear and trauma, and take you on an unforgettable ride.

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Activities

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Miraval Equine Experience

Practice living life in the moment as you work with specially selected horses and our expert facilitators. You’ll perform equestrian ground skills, getting a chance to notice personal patterns that may be holding you back from the life you want to live. 2 HRS|$75

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Equine Photography at the Purple Sage Ranch

Elevate your awareness as you learn to capture beautiful images of our unique Sonoran Desert environment at the Purple Sage Ranch. Join Nancy Schroeder and our Equine staff as they guide you through the thoughtful art of photography and encourage you to truly observe and appreciate your surroundings. Engage with Miraval horses and the desert for an evening full of creativity, gratitude, and beauty. 90 MIN|$75

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An Unforgettable Canvas

Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. *Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Note that this can be a messy experience. 2 HRS|$75 Seasonally offered

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Common Ground: Understanding Barriers to Connection

In this activity you will move a horse around the pen without touching or speaking. Identify personal blocks to communication, both physical and emotional, and develop new paths to self-recognition and healthy relationships. 2 HRS|$75

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It's Not About The Horse

Join Wyatt Webb as you participate in a journey that will take you inside yourself. The horse provides assistance as an energetic mirror so that you may identify patterns of learned behavior that either enhance or detract from the quality of life that you experience from one moment to the next. We generally discover that two culprits stand between merely surviving life versus experiencing the “joy of living.” You were not born with these two deterrents known as fear and self-doubt. Acclaimed equine facilitator Wyatt Webb will guide your participation in this group and you will leave truly knowing it is not about the horse… it’s about you. *Wear hats, closed-toe, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen. Remember your Miraval water bottle! 2 HRS 30 MIN|$150

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Purple Sage Equine Meditation

Explore this unique meditation experience that will allow your active mind to settle inward and unite with your body. Engage with a horse while exploring the seven tenets of mindfulness. We will explore the benefits of connection, balance, and mindfulness. *Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes, comfortable long pants and sunscreen. Remember your Miraval water bottle! 90 MIN|$75

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Hero's Journey

The Hero’s Journey in narrative mythology is an archetypal story pattern in which a hero goes on an adventure, faces trials and temptation, grapples with a crisis, and undergoes a transformation in consciousness before returning home. Guided by our trained equine specialists, guests will walk horses through a series of obstacles that represent challenges and triumphs from their own lives. This exercise offers participants a way to reframe their experience in a narrative that casts them as the hero of their own personal journey. 2 HRS|$75

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Complimentary

Miraval Barn Tour

Join our equine facilitators for a tour of our Purple Sage Ranch. You will have an opportunity to meet and engage with the Miraval horses, and pose for a memorable picture.

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Introduction to Mindful Horseback Riding

This unique equestrian experience is intended to elevate awareness of the mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy a quiet, meditative ride while focusing on personal presence and the relationship between you and the horse. *Wear long pants, hats, sturdy closed-toe shoes, and sunscreen. Don’t forget your water bottle! This is a walk-only ride. Your height and weight will be requested at time of booking. 2 HRS|$150