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Includes 1 Participant Spot (One Horse)

Confidence Retreat: Regaining Your Equine Confidence

At the Confidence Retreat, we focus on helping riders regain their equine confidence. Whether you've had a fall, a bad experience, or simply need a boost, this retreat is tailored to rebuild your trust in the saddle. Our 5-day, 6-night experience includes comfortable lodging in cabins, cowboy quarters, or a western-style hotel. You can choose to ride one of our fantastic horses or bring your own.

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME

During this retreat, you'll work on walking and trotting, with the option to explore cantering in various games. Confidence is the key, and you'll gain valuable insights into safety and reading horses. With our expert, Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru, by your side, you'll be back in the saddle with newfound confidence.

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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    Spring 2024 Retreat #8 (Confidence Retreat) 5/14/2024 - 5/18/2024

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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)

    Confidence Retreat: Regaining Your Equine Confidence

    At the Confidence Retreat, we focus on helping riders regain their equine confidence. Whether you've had a fall, a bad experience, or simply need a boost, this retreat is tailored to rebuild your trust in the saddle. Our 5-day, 6-night experience includes comfortable lodging in cabins, cowboy quarters, or a western-style hotel. You can choose to ride one of our fantastic horses or bring your own.

    ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME

    During this retreat, you'll work on walking and trotting, with the option to explore cantering in various games. Confidence is the key, and you'll gain valuable insights into safety and reading horses. With our expert, Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru, by your side, you'll be back in the saddle with newfound confidence.

    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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      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.

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      Mickie Moos
      Loved it and learned so much

      I attended the spring 2024#7 confidence retreat. This being my first ever horse retreat has left any future horse retreat I attend with big shoes to fill. The accommodations were great, the food wonderful and the people open and friendly. This retreat helped me gain confidence and I learned so many things I was doing incorrectly and how to improve connection and clarity with my horse. The events are great fun and help you get to know your fellow retreaters better. I definitely will be attending again but with my sister,mother and horses! A big and heartfelt Thank you to the Gascon family.

      Mickie Moos

      It is great to hear that you gained your confidence and connection with your horse at the Spring Retreat #7! We love entertaining and teaching our fellow horse lovers. We look forward to seeing you and your family at a future retreat!

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      Janet Hannan
      Confidence retreat

      4 of my friends went together and had an absolute wonderful experience. We all learned so much and got out of our comfort zones. No skimping on the meals or the fun. Hands down would recommend this retreat for anyone wanting to improve their connection with their horse.

      It sounds like an amazing experience that really helped you grow with your horses. We are so glad you all had such a wonderful time at the Confidence Retreat! Building relationships with horses and friends is the best!

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      Jenny D
      A MUST DO!

      This is my second retreat and the 1st one my husband has done with his horse. We both give it a high score for learning, fun, food and new friendships. Our horses came away with a better education and We learned so much about what our trail horses were capable of. The Gascon’s really go out of their way to make this an enjoyable learning experience. I cannot recommend it enough for horse owners! Please do yourself a favor and get to one of these clinics. You might get addicted. I’ll be back with my riding buddies in the fall and my husband has already hinted that he might be coming too!!!

      This is all Fantastic! It sounds like a truly enriching experience for both you and your horses. We look forward to seeing you and your husband at a retreat soon!

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      Jacqueline Derrick
      confidence Retreat

      A very good vacation. Fun with good food and good people.

      We are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful vacation at the Confidence Retreat! There's nothing better than enjoying great food and good company.