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Natural Horsemanship & Classical Training

Learn to communicate with horses using clear bodylanguage, energy and focus in a way that is natural to the horses.

OUR MISSION

Emotional, mental and physical balance.

To give people a brighter understanding of the beeing horse. And to help horses to understand the human world.
Teach people how to proper work a horses body in order to be able to carry us. Teach horses how to use their body and strengh

At FINCA SOLEY we understand Natural Horsemanship as a holistic way of keeping and training horses. We base our principle on a LOVE based relationship that is free of judgement and includes a postive attitude, where the horse feels safe and valued.  It is based on COMMUNICATION in witch we will aways first listen, understand and then share our ideas. It is surrounded by BOUNDERIES that we set in order to be able to be safe AND give the horse room to express himelf.

The study of Natural Horsemanship will not only learn you to communicate with your horse. It will also learn you to get to know yourself. Becoming a good partner for your horse will teach you a lot about yourself and improve your focus, decision making, having a clear mind and learn to control your energy and body. 

In the classical training you will get into the details of the horses body. Learn how to use flexion, mobalization and balance. Develop the perfect feeling. Refine communication where all you need is a thought, a breath an idea.

 

As a guest at Finca Soley you will learn how to train and ride bitless. Advanced riders with an independet seat might also learn how to connect with a horse using a bit in order to reach his deeper muscle tissue.

Our horses are trained at different levels to accomodate your needs and become your perfect teacher. They will know on what they have to do to show you where to improve. 

WE ARE EXITED TO ACCOMODATE A GREAT LEARNING AND DEVELOPING EXPERIENCE AT FINCA SOLEY

Click on the apply button to book your individual course with isa, her team & the Finca Soley horses or send us an email.

Courses are open from January - Mai and from July - December. 

Equine Courses

Equine guest program
NHS

Natural Horsemanship Holiday

learn communication and psychology with horses

Immerse into the learning of Natural Horsemanship.

Give yourself the time you like to fully immerse into the horse world together with our passionate horsewoman isa and her precious herd at Finca Soley. Learn how to communicate with horses using your energy, intentions and body language. After being partnered up with your equine partner you can learn with him together what it means to become a natural horseman. Improve your timing, mental strength and leadership while having the best teacher in the world: a horse. Become one with your horse riding with only one or even without a rein and on only a bareback pad. Test your creativity and precision while playing with your horse in liberty. Once you make friends with a horse there are no more limits. 

This course is special for people who want to learn what really counts for horses. No matter if you finally follow your dream and start getting in contact with horses or if you even own your own horses back home and want to bring new inspirations with you, we will pick you up where you are and make sure you will get the best out of this course. 

Besides the horses you can enjoy Finca Soley surroundings on the included nature and culture tours within this program. Visit hot springs to relax, learn how to make chocolate on an organic cacao farm and jump into the wild waterfalls in our area. 

Each program will be carefully and individually adjusted to your wishes and needs. At Finca Soley we work on a private scale with one on one attention to our guests.  

Please scroll down for prices and packages! 

TOPICS TO LEARN
  • Natural Horsemanship groundwork: body language, intentions and focus

  • horse psycholgy

  • learn about the individuality of your horse 

  • leadership strategies

  • obstaceles

  • herd behaviour: observation and understanding

  • liberty: play with horses 

  • equine massage

  • one rein riding (safe bitless riding)

  • stick riding (riding without reins)

  • using clear ideas and body languague to be understood

  • harmony training 

7, 10 or 14 days programs

bookable all year around

balance, suppleness and strength

Classical Horsemanship Holiday

A horse is not born to be ridden. But with a well thought training program we can help him to use his body in a way that he can carry us without damage. The basic understaning of anatomy and biomecanics are important in order to know witch excersies to choose to adress the right muscle areas and correct wrong movements. We learn to flex and mobilize the horse from the ground to prepare him for riding. We use lateral movements to lengthen and strengethening his body. Movement therapy is the understaning of classical horsemanship learning from the old european masters like Baucher, Steinbrecht and others. 

The study of classical horsemanship is always for the horse and does not incorporate dominance training. We are always on the search of the right thing to do to help our horse to feel better and lift the base of his neck. We do not use strength but a well thought through series of exercises to get our horse to improve his straightness and balance. We are always riding with finest aids and will never pull, kick or blame. Our seat as our main tool is where we work on most, together with our focus, calmness and patience. Riding in balance is peaceful and involves our full concentration, we will feel and heal within this mindfull and meditative way of riding. 

The result will be a proud equine partner that loves to ride with you and maintains health and happiness for his life span. And you can develop your personality and open paths that you can not even imagine yet. 

This course is for you if you are on the search of real riding and want to become one with your horse. For a beginner rider we have developed a perfect introduction into balanced riding and with isas "understand the trot" course we have students sitting the trot on their first trial. If you own horses or are an advanced horse rider you will love this course as you can feel the light and fine riding on our well trained horses that will invite into the study of balance. We will pick you up where you are and make sure you will get the best out of your stay. We have horses trained to different levels and advanced riders will be able to experience more advanced exercises. 

"We are riders, not tourists on a horse" M.J.de Oliveira. 

 

Besides the horses you can enjoy Finca Soley surroundings on the included nature and culture tours within this program. Visit hot springs to relax, learn how to make chocolate on an organic cacao farm and jump into the wild waterfalls in our area. 

Each program will be carefully and individually adjusted to your wishes and needs. At Finca Soley we work on a private scale with one on one attention to our guests.  

Please scoll down for packages and prices. 

TOPICS TO LEARN
  • learning flexion and hip mobilization

  • what is balance? balance exercises on the ground & riding 

  • horse anatomy 

  • longing

  • corners & lines: why and how? 

  • lateral movements: sidepass, counter shoulder in, shoulder in, travers & renvers

  • seat lessons

  • riding with fine aids

  • study of aids: how, why & when? 

  • equine massage

  • one on one: private riding lesson

  • learn to feel your horse

7, 10 or 14 days programs

bookable all year around
CHS