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Somatic Riding

with Cassandra Ogier & Silver Bramham

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Zapata Ranch

July 31 – August 7, 2022

Join us for a week of exploring a simple yet profound teaching that allows for a deeper connection with our equine partners, building a solid foundation of trust in ourselves and our horses.

The Program

Partnered with a Zapata horse for a full week we will focus on developing somatic presence and a bond of mutual trust and understanding. This retreat allows time to develop skills that enhance focus and attention to body language and awareness of how your energy, presence and physical balance positively affects your relationship with horses. With this understanding, you will not only become a better rider with a deeper connection with horses, but can also apply this knowledge to better enjoy your day-to-day life.

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About Silver Bramham

Silver was born and raised in London, England, and moved to LA in 2015 to pursue a fashion and advertising make-up career. Having worked in the industry for 21 years she was ready for the next chapter in life and began learning about equine therapy and natural horsemanship. Witnessing clients tapping into their true nature and uncovering peace of mind through insight-based coaching is by far the most rewarding work she has ever done.

About Cassandra Ogier

Cassandra is a respected member of the equine therapy communities. Her experience spans over 15 years as a leader in the development of horse-based personal reflection and educational programs. She is a Certified Equine Guided Educator and a seasoned mentor and guide. Her approach to Equine Guided Empowerment® through immersion in the living intelligence of horses and nature breaks new ground in partnering with horses rooted in the concept of free beings–horses and humans–joining together in partnership to achieve awareness, insight and understanding.

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The program will include

- Herd observation and dynamics

- Concept of presence versus pressure

- Somatic activities: understanding the fundamental of the horse-human relationship from the inside out.

- Guided bareback and bitless riding experience at the Zapata corrals

- Evening gatherings with Cassandra & Silver

- Incredible rides at the Zapata and neighboring Great Sand Dunes National Park

- Evening drinks and farm-to-table meals

Rates

$3150 includes all activities, instruction, and meals. Tax and gratuity not included.

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Zapata Ranch

Set back in a shady cotton woodgrove beneath the majestic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains lies the historic Zapata Ranch headquarters and lodge, which was established in the late 1800’s. Elk, mule deer, migratory birds, eagles, and black bear also call this area home. The rooms are beautifully furnished and have an elegant southwestern decor that gives them the feel of home. All rooms have individual tiled bathrooms and views that are private, peaceful, and beautiful in any season.

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