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Includes 1 Participant Spot (One Horse)

Gaited Retreat: Mastering the Art of Gait Work

Are you passionate about gaited horses and eager to enhance your skills? Our Gaited Retreat offers additional classes focused on gait work, correction, and refinement. Over 5 days and 6 nights in the beautiful Southern Mississippi countryside, you'll enjoy comfortable lodging in our cabins, cowboy quarters, or a Western-style hotel. You can choose from our Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, or bring your own horse.

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME

This retreat delves deeply into the world of gaited horses, offering insights and techniques for mastering their unique movements. With Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru, as your guide, you'll unlock the secrets to becoming a gaited horse expert.

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

     

    NOTICE: We DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS on any of our services (Clinics, Retreats, Private Retreats, Academy/Internship/Volunteer Programs, or Horse Training), however we will allow you apply a credit towards future dates for the previously mentioned events if given a 30 DAYS NOTICE prior to the event date. This allows us to have time to fill that available spot or date.

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Fall 2023 Retreat #8 (Gaited Retreat) 09/26/2023 - 09/30/2023

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Includes 1 Participant Spot (One Horse)

Gaited Retreat: Mastering the Art of Gait Work

Are you passionate about gaited horses and eager to enhance your skills? Our Gaited Retreat offers additional classes focused on gait work, correction, and refinement. Over 5 days and 6 nights in the beautiful Southern Mississippi countryside, you'll enjoy comfortable lodging in our cabins, cowboy quarters, or a Western-style hotel. You can choose from our Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, or bring your own horse.

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME

This retreat delves deeply into the world of gaited horses, offering insights and techniques for mastering their unique movements. With Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru, as your guide, you'll unlock the secrets to becoming a gaited horse expert.

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

     

    NOTICE: We DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS on any of our services (Clinics, Retreats, Private Retreats, Academy/Internship/Volunteer Programs, or Horse Training), however we will allow you apply a credit towards future dates for the previously mentioned events if given a 30 DAYS NOTICE prior to the event date. This allows us to have time to fill that available spot or date.

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Lori Brooks
Best Seats in the Thunderdome & Arena

Want to experience the reality of seeing horses & riders become better partners from the comfort of the sideline? Auditing gives you the food, fun & fellowship with other horse enthusiasts without the work!

Auditing a Horse Retreat is a fantastic way to gain knowledge while being around other horse people! Thank you for coming!

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Frances Wechsler
Level Up Retreat! Gait Gait Gait!

This retreat was the first one I’ve attended that really went beyond horsemanship and into how our horses move. I learned so much. The bonus for me was being able to ride different horses and get a “feel” for what I’m looking for in gait. I’ll be back in October for the advanced gaiting retreat. Best of all, I went home motivated and confident.

Wow! This is wonderful to hear that you learned so much and really got the understanding of a horse's biomechanics. We truly enjoyed having you, and look forward to seeing you in the fall retreat!

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Marti Jourden
Spring Gaited Horse Retreat

While I have participated in 7 other horsey retreats at Michael Gascons, this was my first Gaited retreat. It was top notch. My goal was to learn how to consistently keep my Missouri Fox Trotter gaiting longer and to see how fast he could gait. Not only did ai learn better cues for gaiting but I learned so much more about advanced horsemanship. My horse and I have really developed a strong working relationship due to how Michael teaches. While it was steamy at times we were rarely in the sun. We worked in a covered arena and round pen and when we were not riding we were under a tent with 2 big fans to keep us comfortable. The Gascons are always looking for ways to challenge the repeaters and never fail to come up with new fun adventures. I also met some like-minded riders and had a great time visiting. The food and accommodations are great. Overall, I highly recommend this Gaited retreat because the Gascons are superstars.

Marti, what kind words! Thank you so much for another awesome retreat! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Gaited Retreat and learned so many new skills for your horse. We hope to see you again at a future retreat!

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Barbara Tamborski
June Gaited Retreat 6-11 to 6-15-2024

As always - I learned so much at this retreat. I brought an older horse that had never been there before. I can't believe with just a little adjustment and his gait was smoother. I love these retreats - no matter how many times you go you learn something new and it helps in your horsemanship.

What great news to hear that the Gaited Retreat helped your horse to have a smoother gait! We appreciate you and are ecstatic that you learn something new at each retreat! Thank you and happy riding!

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Rita Nesler
New friend

I was very nervous at first but it’s a great way to make new friends

This is fantastic news! It is so nice to hear that new freindships came out of the Retreats at Horse Haven.