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Includes 3 Participant Spots With One Horse For Either 3 Retreats Or Bring A Couple Friends To One! 

After Purchase we will reach out to you via email to book your desired dates and rooms

Getaway And Join Us

Spend 5 days and 6 nights on our picturesque Southern Mississippi ranch, where you'll find comfortable lodging in cabins, cowboy quarters, or a Western-style hotel. You can ride one of our Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, or bring your own horse!

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* 
  • Cattle Challenge Retreats*: For the more Advanced Rider that takes horsey games and cattle SERIOUSLY / Cutting / Reining / Roping / Cantering *
  • Gaited Retreats: Additional Classes Focusing On Gait Work / Correction / Refinement

(*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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    Includes 3 Participant Spots With One Horse For Either 3 Retreats Or Bring A Couple Friends To One! 

    After Purchase we will reach out to you via email to book your desired dates and rooms

    Getaway And Join Us

    Spend 5 days and 6 nights on our picturesque Southern Mississippi ranch, where you'll find comfortable lodging in cabins, cowboy quarters, or a Western-style hotel. You can ride one of our Paso Finos, Quarter Horses, or bring your own horse!

    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* 
    • Cattle Challenge Retreats*: For the more Advanced Rider that takes horsey games and cattle SERIOUSLY / Cutting / Reining / Roping / Cantering *
    • Gaited Retreats: Additional Classes Focusing On Gait Work / Correction / Refinement

    (*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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      Judy Degner
      Not my first retreat, but first time with Ginger

      I brought a mare we've owned for 13 years to this retreat. She's not soft and a little stubborn. Even though I have worked with other horses in the MG program, I learned more and more bringing a new to the program horse to this retreat. I have definite goals now to achieve with her. Michael and Kelsey both helped me, and I feel certain I'll make the progress I'm expecting for myself and Ginger.

      We're so glad you found the retreat helpful and gained new insights with Ginger! It's great to hear you have clear goals now. We are thrilled to hear about your experience. Good luck on your journey and Happy Riding!

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      Robert Pewitt
      Cattle retreat

      I loved the cattle retreat. Great information on how to balance and control your horse so you are able to execute the quick maneuvers needed in cattle work but can be applied to other activities as welll. Great food and fun in a relaxing supportive environment to learn.

      Thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cattle retreat! It sounds like it provided valuable skills in horse control and maneuvering, along with a great atmosphere for learning. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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      Patti Sandage
      Best retreat ever!

      I've been to a few retreats but this one is different. Instead of focusing on how to "fix" your horse, you learn how to "fix" you! By setting your horse up for success, you gain better control. We learned a little about all the cow related sports and dabbled in each. It was loads of fun and now I'm ready for the "advanced" cattle retreat!

      Sounds like a transformative experience! Focusing on self-improvement and setting the horse up for success is truly innovative and what we strive for! Glad to hear you had loads of fun and are ready for the advanced retreat! We look forward to seeing you again!

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      Maria Braud
      Cattle Challenge

      I am so happy that my husband Ned and I attended the Cattle Challenge Retreat. It was my 9th retreat with Michael Gascon and by far the best. Now, I have said this about a few other retreats, but as my skills grow under Michael Gascon’s instruction and guidance, this retreat takes the cake.
      I have met many of the other Cattle Challenge participants at past retreats and have made life long friends and supporters in my quest to be a better all around equestrian. This combination of people familiar with Michael's methods, Michael’s vast experience and uncanny intuition to read a horse and rider, along with his ability to instruct clearly in a positive, encouraging way was Pure Magic. I had a blast and learned new skills that will excel my horsemanship to levels I had not believed I could achieve under other trainers' tutelage.
      I confidently and strongly recommend Michael Gascon, the Horse Guru, to my fellow equestrians whatever your passion or discipline may be. Whether you choose to participate in a retreat, the Horse Help Challenge, the Horse Help Club, attend an Expo or a clinic, you and your horse will be so happy you did.
      I know I am absolutely happy with my whole experience with Michael Gascon, his family, and his knowable staff at Horse Haven in sweet little Poplarville, MS.
      The icing on the cake is that my Non Horsey husband, Ned, now feels confident around horses and wants to learn more from Michael Gascon. Pure magic!

      Delighted to hear about your wonderful experience at the Cattle Challenge Retreat! It is awesome news that your non-horsey husband is turning into a horsey husband! Thanks for sharing your positive experiences and wonderful recommendation!

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      Judy Degner
      Always have fun at retreats

      I had so much fun at the last retreat. For the first time ever, we won the soccer tournament. What a blast. Of course the food is always great. I got to catch up with old friends and make new friends. The support, not just from the Gascon family, but also from all the other riders, is phenomenal. I've made so many friends who have become like family to me.

      Congrats on winning the soccer tournament, what a highlight! Thank you so much for letting us know about the camaraderie among everyone, and the new friends you found! Looking forward to hearing about more memories like these at future retreats!