Finding Love, Acceptance and Empowerment
~ Through the Magic of Horse Medicine ~

Equine Inspired Retreat in Abiquiu, New Mexico

August 20 – 24, 2017

Are you a woman who has a desire to connect with your authenticity and take bold action to create meaningful and loving relationships?

Perhaps, you are at a crossroads in your life and are ready to make changes, but feel stuck, confused and isolated.

If this sounds like you… join us for our Magic Of Horse Medicine 5 Day Retreat!

Imagine setting time aside just for you! If you are busy woman taking care of everyone else, imagine how wonderful it would feel sitting in a sacred circle with other loving and adventurous women.

Imagine as you begin to settle in you are greeted by a horse who just happens to wander by to greet you with a soft nicker. Do you wonder when it will be YOUR time to receive what you give to others. Wait no longer ~ Now is YOUR time!

Join other women who have a desire to reconnect with themselves. Savor each and every moment of this day as you allow yourself to just be in the moment with other heart centered women and a loving herd of horses.

By gifting yourself a time just for you, you will:

  • Be part of a warm and loving circle of women who will support one another as you move forward in your personal journey of healing
  • Gain a new perspective of your strengths and how to create the life you have always desired
  • Identify relationships that are no longer serving you and learn how to let go without guilt or self-judgement
  • Increase your self-confidence by stepping out of your comfort zone
  • See challenges as delightful opportunities to move forward with grace and ease
  • Invite the opportunity to be seen and heard

The day has arrived for you to join other heart centered women for a glorious Equine Inspired Retreat! You have been planning for your special weekend retreat and it’s finally here! Native American music and burning sage greet you as you arrive.

You’ll notice women milling around, greeting one another with enthusiasm, affection and excitement. Women have a way of inviting each other in without even knowing it. Each and everyone of you are welcome and will be honored and respected. There are no requirements, just an invitation to have an open mind, strong heart and a willingness to explore the unknown.

Your retreat begins as we create our sacred circle. We begin by sharing in a sage blessing, setting an intention for ourselves and for the group for the day asking for guidance, courage and clarity.

Judy loves wisdom cards! So, of course, she will have her favorite deck to share with each of you. You are invited to share which card selected you and how it may resonate with your intentions for the day.

As we get to know one another in our circle, a common thread usually emerges. This is when the true fun and healing begins and when the horses are called to assist us for the weekend.

You will experience both individual and group horse time, allowing for your personal transformation to emerge as you shed what is no longer serving you and your life.

Following a full morning, we break for a lovely catered lunch and then back to our beloved 4 legged healers and more fun in the evening. We end the day by celebrating what has emerged, what has been released and a declaration of new way of moving forward. Don’t be surprised if you are invited to a burning ceremony accompanied by a drumming circle!

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Location

Abiquiu, a very special quaint village in Northern New Mexico, holds the mystique of old world traditions blended with an open heart to the explorer who has a thirst for beauty, bounty and breathtaking landscapes.

You may have heard of Georgia O’Keefe, the renowned artist who embraced this part of the country as her own. Her presence is felt as you walk through the Abiquiu Pueblo. If you stand on your tippy toes, you can get a peek of her Adobe home adorned with a fresh flower garden. Better yet, extend your stay and embark on a private tour, it is truly an amazing experience to be in her home.

You can just imagine what her life was like and to actually stand in her studio and see her paintbrushes and canvases – such a gift for those who admire this trailblazer or as I like to describe her “a woman before her time.”

Accommodations

Upon arrival, enjoy the peace and tranquil setting of the Abiquiu Inn nestled in charming gardens. Enjoy the view of Georgia O’Keefe’s home right across the road in the Abiquiu Pueblo.

Enjoy 4 nights of lodging in lovely appointed rooms adorned with hand made art from local artists and beautiful bath products leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated.

Snuggle into the comfy beds with luxurious linen with stars shining above you and the cool evening breeze wafting through your windows. You may even hear the sweet songs of native wildlife as they serenade you to sleep. For a true Southwestern experience, fire up the Kiva fireplace and enjoy the ambiance of crackling wood and fresh air.

Upon awakening, step out into the courtyard and enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee. As your eye wanders to the majestic Abiquiu Mesa you may get a sense of ancient times.

Be sure to visit Azul Gift Shop where you will find handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery and so much more! Don’t miss out on viewing exquisite locally created fine art in Galleria Arriba.

Before starting your Equine Inspired Retreat, enjoy a delicious breakfast in the sunlit dining room of Cafe Abiquiu where your soul will be nourished with local delights. Healing Through Horses is conveniently located a few short minutes from this quaint Southwestern inn.

By attending this transformational retreat you will:

  • Learn how to identify who and what is supporting you and your life
  • Identify any limiting beliefs and old patterns that are blocking you from creating the life you desire
  • Create a practical plan of action to bring more of what you want into your relationships
  • Creating healthy boundaries and teaching others how you want to be treated
  • Learn to say what you mean and mean what you say
  • Leave with increased awareness, self confidence, savvy and excitement for the next steps yet to be taken

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What’s Included

  • Opening Dinner Celebration at Healing Through Horses
  • 4 nights of lodging at The Abiquiu Inn
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners, refreshments and healthy snacks
  • 5 Days of equine inspired experiences
  • Personal and group experiences with your equine guides
  • Spa entry at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
  • Daily sage blessings to create a strong intention for your healing journey
  • Time for journaling, self reflection and lots time with the horses
  • Drumming Circle
  • Star Light Labyrinth walk overlooking Abiquiu Lake
  • A farewell dinner party for our last night together
  • A special gift to help you stay close to your favorite horse
  • Special offerings for upcoming events
  • An experience which will last a life time

What’s Not Included

  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Transportation to and from airport
  • Gratuities for wait staff
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (we suggest $1-2 USD per day)
  • Trail ride at Ghost Ranch and tip for wranglers (we suggest $15 per person)
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Flight Information

New Mexico has 2 airports that are easy to get to regardless of where you are flying from. Albuquerque Sun Port is approximately 2 hours from Healing Through Horses and Santa Fe Municipal Airport is about 1 hour from Abiquiu.

Consider arriving early or staying a few extra days to enjoy the beauty, Spirit of the Southwest, local galleries, artists and of course the outstanding local cuisine! Rental cars are available at both airports for convenient pick up and drop off.

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Cuisine

New Mexico is famous for it’s regional delights of mouth watering cuisine adorned with local flavors to make your palette dance with joy! All of our meals are prepared using regional and organic vegetables whenever possible. Whether it be fajitas grilled outside in the fresh air, ripe avocado for a chunky and zesty guacamole to home made salsa. We’ve got you covered! Vegetarians and Vegans will also enjoy scrumptious delights.

During your retreat you will enjoy Southwestern cuisine in renowned restaurants, local dives and at Healing Through Horses. When we share our meals at Healing Through Horses be prepared to be pampered and spoiled! All you need to do is to come with a hearty appetite and enjoy catered meals and decadent desserts.

Why Horses?

Great Question!!! Horses are masters at identifying what you may be experiencing and feeling at any given moment. They are extremely sensitive to your emotions and how these emotions affect your energy level.

Horses carry a wisdom about themselves which allows you to truly be free with yourself. They will accept you for who you are and will do just about anything for you if they trust you and understand you are coming from a heart centered way of being. You’ll feel a deep connection to the horses right away.Come closer to the horses and re-discover your true essence. You will walk away with clarity and truly be ready to create the life you desire.

Personal and group experiences with the horses will invite a time for deep exploration allowing your Warrior Goddess to emerge with courage and grace!

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Meet Judy

As a child in school one day, I found myself daydreaming in class. (Can you relate?!) As I gazed out the window, I caught sight of some horses roaming in the distance. I became curious, and quickly my curiosity turned to fascination. The more I watched those distant horses, the more excited I became. Finally, I became so driven that I found myself thinking, “I have to get closer. I need to figure out a way to see them and touch them!”

For days, I schemed and planned. I asked around and my dad finally figured out a way for me to meet the horses. The day finally came when I found myself up close and personal with those same horses in the open field beside the big red barn. The adventure of a lifetime was just beginning.

As the years went by, I met many distractions and forgot about that special day with the horses – but never completely. After I graduated from college, I settled down for a bit, moved around, found some exciting and fulfilling work as a social worker. And yet, I still felt an emptiness. I knew in my heart what I really wanted to do was to bring horses and humans together to facilitate healing. That is when Healing Through Horses was born in my mind and soul. It is now my life’s calling.

In 2003, I dug deep into my soul and took a leap of faith. I knew if I didn’t follow my heart’s desire, I would never be truly happy and fulfilled. So off I went in my little car, stuffed only with the essentials, and headed out West. I worked on a dude ranch in Colorado for a bit and then headed south to New Mexico.

In 2007, Healing Through Horses swung the gate open. I have been thrilled to be in service to women ever since! Today, I live in Abiquiu, New Mexico on 14 acres of land with my husband and our herd of amazing horses, dogs and cats.

Over the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of guiding and supporting hundreds of women as they embarked on their journey of self-discovery, exploring the unknown and making peace with the painful aspects of their past.

Horse experience is not necessary to receive full benefit from our Equine Inspired Retreats!  

The horses are waiting for YOU!!