Equine Encounters

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Why the Horse?

Humans have been partnering with horses for hundreds and hundreds of years. We owe more to the horse for our civilization than any other being or invention: the horse has carried us to new homes and through wars, helped us plow our fields, and been a family companion. They delivered our mail! Less than one hundred years ago, horses were a part of our daily existence - either you had one or you encountered one on the street or nearby farm.

Horses continue to serve their humans as their reflective partners by nudging us into authenticity and our truest, highest selves using their keen prey instincts without judgment. They have a sophisticated herd hierarchy which pushes us into better relationships with others and with self. Horses model self-care and living in the present moment - all excellent tools for thriving and surviving in our non-stop lives.


Ranch Retreat


When we need to reconnect with ourselves, we head to the ranch. It is with the horses, in the beauty of nature, where we are reminded to breathe, to get out of our heads (as best we can), and to come back into relationship with what is important in life. 

Given the current times, we are guessing there might be others who are longing to feel more connected to themselves, to others, and to nature.

Who is this for:

Any adult who is drawn to spending a day at the ranch focusing on themselves.


What will we do:

  • Introduce you to the wisdom of the horse

  • Interact with horses on the ground, remember the power of non-verbal communication

  • Tap in to the wisdom of your inner voice, the one that knows what you need

  • Connect with one another, and remember we are all in this together

  • Experience “horse time” where digital devices, watches, and tight timelines disappear

  • Deeply listen to one another and make new friends

Your facilitators:

We are three professional women with different backgrounds and a shared reverence for horses.  We are on this journey with you.  Learn more about each of us and the Ranch Life Collective


2022 dates coming


Golden Gate Dairy Stable
Muir Beach, CA

Start at 10:00 am

Healthy, yummy lunch

End at 4:00 pm



Ready to restore?

Marin Ranch School … is an experiential learning space for kids to have fun, unplug, and get dirty while mastering life skills and contributing to a community.
Next session starts March 2022  For all of the details ....

Interested in a private session? Have a question? Click below.

Stephanie Holdenried 


Tel: 1-415-779-4007

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