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Includes 1 Participant Spot (One Horse)

Intermediate Retreat: Perfecting Your Riding Skills

For those ready to advance their riding abilities, our Intermediate Retreat is just what you need. Over 5 days and 6 nights at our serene ranch in Southern Mississippi, enjoy lodging in our cozy cabins, cowboy quarters, or a Western-style hotel. Your choice to ride one of our Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, or bring your own horse.

This retreat focuses on honing your horsemanship skills through obstacles and games when it comes to the walk, trot, and some cantering thrown in. You'll build on the basics of horsemanship and develop your confidence and control. It's the perfect opportunity to take your riding to the next level under the guidance of Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A RETREAT?

Enjoy our picturesque ranch nestled in the gently rolling hills of beautiful Southern Mississippi. 

  • 5 Days And 6 Nights Of Lodging
  • Stay In Our Peaceful Cabins, Cowboy Quarters, Or Beautiful Western-Style Hotel**
  • Hookups For RVs, Campers, And LQ Trailers
  • Stabling And Stall Care Of Any Horse Or Horses You Bring
  • Amazing Home-Cooked Meals Each Day
  • Entertainment And Fun (Everyone Knows We Can Throw A Party!)
  • Horsemanship Education With Michael Gascon (The Horse Guru)
  • Education On Safety And How To Read Horses

From general horsemanship and trail riding to retreats focused on confidence, colt starting, or advanced riding, you’ll have the opportunity to relax as much as you want and to learn as much as you want.

Possible Horse Retreat Topics And Education Opportunities May Include, But Are Not Limited To:
  • Groundwork & Horsemanship Sessions
  • Obstacles
  • Horse Soccer
  • Trick Training
  • Jousting
  • Trail Rides
  • Trick Riding/Roman Riding

  • Liberty
  • Reining
  • Roping
  • Horse Tag
  • And So Much More!

What Are The Different Retreat Types?

  • 1st-Time Horse Owners: Handling / Grooming / Riding Safely / Nutrition
  • Confidence Retreats: Walk / Trot / Optional Cantering In Games / Recovering Confidence
  • Intermediate Retreats: Walk / Trot / Some Cantering
  • Advanced Boot Camp Retreats*: Walk / Trot / Canter / More Advanced Work* 
  • Competitive Rider Retreats*: For the more Advanced Rider that takes horsey games SERIOUSLY / Cantering *
  • Gaited Retreats: Additional Classes Focusing On Gait Work / Correction / Refinement
  • Cattle Retreats: Cutting / Reining / Roping

(*Must have attended a past retreat or been through our Horse Help Course program)


**Accommodations: 

  • Cabins: 1 Queen bed and Private Bathrooms
  • Hotel Rooms: 1 Queen Bed per room and 2 Shared Bathrooms for the 4 Rooms
  • Cowboy Quarters: 2 Queen Beds or 4 Twin Bunk Beds, all with Private Bathroom

    Located on the Ranch at 270 H Burge Road, Poplarville, MS 39470
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Fall 2023 Retreat #10 (Intermediate Retreat) 10/31/2023 - 11/04/2023

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This retreat has passed. Please click here to go to our Upcoming Retreats Page to view future retreats. 

Includes 1 Participant Spot (One Horse)

Intermediate Retreat: Perfecting Your Riding Skills

For those ready to advance their riding abilities, our Intermediate Retreat is just what you need. Over 5 days and 6 nights at our serene ranch in Southern Mississippi, enjoy lodging in our cozy cabins, cowboy quarters, or a Western-style hotel. Your choice to ride one of our Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, or bring your own horse.

This retreat focuses on honing your horsemanship skills through obstacles and games when it comes to the walk, trot, and some cantering thrown in. You'll build on the basics of horsemanship and develop your confidence and control. It's the perfect opportunity to take your riding to the next level under the guidance of Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A RETREAT?

Enjoy our picturesque ranch nestled in the gently rolling hills of beautiful Southern Mississippi. 

  • 5 Days And 6 Nights Of Lodging
  • Stay In Our Peaceful Cabins, Cowboy Quarters, Or Beautiful Western-Style Hotel**
  • Hookups For RVs, Campers, And LQ Trailers
  • Stabling And Stall Care Of Any Horse Or Horses You Bring
  • Amazing Home-Cooked Meals Each Day
  • Entertainment And Fun (Everyone Knows We Can Throw A Party!)
  • Horsemanship Education With Michael Gascon (The Horse Guru)
  • Education On Safety And How To Read Horses

From general horsemanship and trail riding to retreats focused on confidence, colt starting, or advanced riding, you’ll have the opportunity to relax as much as you want and to learn as much as you want.

Possible Horse Retreat Topics And Education Opportunities May Include, But Are Not Limited To:
  • Groundwork & Horsemanship Sessions
  • Obstacles
  • Horse Soccer
  • Trick Training
  • Jousting
  • Trail Rides
  • Trick Riding/Roman Riding

  • Liberty
  • Reining
  • Roping
  • Horse Tag
  • And So Much More!

What Are The Different Retreat Types?

  • 1st-Time Horse Owners: Handling / Grooming / Riding Safely / Nutrition
  • Confidence Retreats: Walk / Trot / Optional Cantering In Games / Recovering Confidence
  • Intermediate Retreats: Walk / Trot / Some Cantering
  • Advanced Boot Camp Retreats*: Walk / Trot / Canter / More Advanced Work* 
  • Competitive Rider Retreats*: For the more Advanced Rider that takes horsey games SERIOUSLY / Cantering *
  • Gaited Retreats: Additional Classes Focusing On Gait Work / Correction / Refinement
  • Cattle Retreats: Cutting / Reining / Roping

(*Must have attended a past retreat or been through our Horse Help Course program)


**Accommodations: 

  • Cabins: 1 Queen bed and Private Bathrooms
  • Hotel Rooms: 1 Queen Bed per room and 2 Shared Bathrooms for the 4 Rooms
  • Cowboy Quarters: 2 Queen Beds or 4 Twin Bunk Beds, all with Private Bathroom

    Located on the Ranch at 270 H Burge Road, Poplarville, MS 39470

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Linda Langford
Fabulous Getaway great way to learn

What better way to learn and grow with your horse, make wonderful new friends, and share adventures with repeat retreaters? What a great Christmas gift!

Linda we loved having you ! Thank you so much for the kind words about the Horse Help Train-Off Retreat!

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Marti Jourden
Fantastic Deal

I was thrilled to be able to purchase a Repeat Retreat deal at 80 % off. I have been to seven retreats and will continue to participate in these clinics. I always learn a new horse training tip and am reminded of tips that I forgot. Michael certainly keeps me well educated and Major Tom has improved under his guidance and tutelage. I would encourage all interested horse people to come and find out how to be successful with your horse.

Marti we truly enjoy having you at the retreats! Thank you so much for the kind words! It has been wonderful watching you and your horse grow through the different retreats you have been to! Happy Riding!

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Barbara Tamborski
Trainoff Retreat

Every retreat I come to gets better and better. The Trainoff retreat was so much fun - and as always I learned so much. The best part of every retreat is that family feel and seeing old friends Ive made along the way and the new friends I just met.
Every retreat gives me new insight on what to work on. I can't wait for my next retreat!

We truly enjoy having you Barb! Delighted to hear that each retreat is surpassing the last! The family atmosphere is truly special! Looking forward to your continued growth and the joy of your next retreat! Hope to see you soon!

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Donna Crocker
Michael Gascon Retreat

I highly recommend the Retreats at Horse Haven. I have never learned so much while having fun. It will transform your relationship with your horse! I can’t wait to return!

This is so wonderful to hear because this is what we are about! Learning while enjoying what you are doing is so important! Thank you and we hope to see you at another retreat soon!

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Michael Hartmann
Advanced Retreat

I’ve been riding and training horses for over 30 years. I was very impressed with Michael’s knowledge and way of getting his horses to respect him in a calm way. It was also nice to see his father join in and give his vast experience and knowledge available for us to ask. It was a great learning experience that I feel would benefit anyone who is interested to build an amazing partnership with their horse. Thank you Gascon family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience with Michael and his father. We're delighted to hear that you were impressed with Michael's knowledge and his calm approach to gaining the respect of his horses. It's always rewarding to know that our efforts in creating a positive and educational environment for horse enthusiasts are appreciated.