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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

The Equine Experience has helped guests for over a quarter-century. Hoof in hand with skilled equine therapists, our gentle and highly intuitive horses reflect human emotions and reveal behaviors that help you learn about yourself.

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UNBOUND

In this unmounted class exploring vital links within yourself and the world around you, we collaborate with horses to engage the biology of being in connection. Unbound is about building pathways of perception between the body and brain to foster curiosity, creativity, and compassion when faced with challenges. We can become the editors of our experiences and the authors of a life in balance. In this expansive state, we create space to show up more connected with ourselves and encourage others to do the same. $

Journey to Self

The Journey to Self 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, walk horses through a series of obstacles that represent challenges and triumphs from your life. Reframe your experience and become the hero of your journey. $

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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. $

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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. Seasonally offered $

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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. $

Purple Sage Equine Meditation

Create balance and tap into the power of presence with the Purple Sage Herd. With horses as models of mindful, embodied presence, greet each moment through awakening to your senses. Discover how awareness of your senses can slow down a busy mind by enhancing connection and balance. This is a unique departure from traditional formal meditation practices and exploring alternative ways to bring mindfulness into our daily lives. $

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INTRODUCTION TO RELATIONSHIP-BASED HORSEMANSHIP

This equestrian experience elevates the bond between horse and human by focusing on relationship and mutual respect as a way of working with horses. Learn horsemanship basics that may include such things as approaching a horse, haltering, and grooming. This is a mindful experience that focuses on the technical skills and personal presence required to develop trust and willingness with an equine partner. $