Amazing, tranquil and relaxing experience with Rainbows End. It was my first time working with horses in over 20 years and I enjoyed it immensely. The interaction with the horses and the connection you form with the horse using the natural techniques is really rewarding. The surroundings are lovely, clean and well maintained and it is evident that the Sandie really loves her horses and they love her. I would highly recommend a visit, can’t wait to go again!

Sophie Darius Hunter

A wonderful equine reflection experience provided for myself and my sister whilst we were recently in St Lucia. It was very interesting, fun, insightful and enlightening and we both really enjoyed it… I would definitely recommend and definitely do again.

Elizabeth Lowdell

A Paradise for Horse Lovers

What is it?

Travel to inspirational Saint Lucia in the Caribbean and stay with us for a week learning about working with horses naturally. You’ll be our guests at “Rainbows End,” a haven of tranquility and our home in paradise. While you are here, we’ll also help you to explore this wonderful island and get the most from your visit.

It all happens at the house and stables we built in Saint Lucia and turned into a place of peace, tranquility and love. We discovered “Natural Horsemanship” a few years ago and it has become our philosophy and guiding force. Recently, many friends in the UK and USA have told us that they know many people, who have become new horse owners, who are having difficulty finding somewhere to teach them all about looking after horses as well as riding. We realized that this was indeed true and so we have decided to offer this learning at Rainbow’s End.

Who is it for?

First and foremost, this experience will appeal to anyone with a love of animals. As well as our four horses, we have a large menagerie of cats and dogs. Many of our animals have been rescued and the resulting proceeds from our stables go primarily to support that aspect of Rainbows End.

Horse Lovers

New horse owners looking to acquire skills in stable management and daily care for horses.

A horse person who is interested in learning more about Natural Horsemanship would also benefit.

People who like the idea of spending time with horses to take advantage of the calming effect and insights that working with horses can bring.

What is Natural Horsemanship?

Natural Horsemanship is a philosophy of working with horses based on the horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication, with the understanding that horses do not learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the release of pressure.

It is a common misconception that Natural Horsemanship equals “wimpy” horsemanship, where the ‘relationship’ is prized above all else. This is not the case.  Natural horsemanship trainers must use firm but fair force when necessary to ensure the safety of the rider or handler, as well as the horse.  We simply do not use fear or pain to motivate the animal, nor do we attempt to force the animal into submission.

Natural horsemanship has become very popular in the past two decades and there are many books, videos, tapes, and websites available to interested equestrians. This philosophy has capitalized on the use of behavioral reinforcement to replace inhumane practices used in some methods of training, the ultimate goal of which is a calmer, happier and more willing partner in the horse.

The Logistics

Generally, our retreats run from anywhere between a day to a full week. After sorting out your travel details, we collect you from the airport and bring you to Rainbow’s End in the Northern part of the island. The details of the equine program can vary, because we’ll tailor the week for you, combining the learning sessions with sightseeing, beach-time and relaxing. Read below for more information!

You’ll have a luxurious room with a four poster bed and an ensuite bathroom with separate WC. Each day your retreat will include Breakfast, a light lunch, and dinner.
We’ll collaborate together to ensure that your week plan allows for you to see the real Saint Lucia and to soak up the sun. We are very close to Rodney Bay, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The IGY Marina is a few minutes away, which has a boardwalk complete with coffee shops, restaurants and there’s a lovely atmosphere day and evening.

Retreat Elements

It’s your program, so it’s custom made just for you!

Before you arrive we’ll create a schedule with you via Skype or your other preferred communications method.

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