Come face to face with the unbridled, renegade spirit of the American West. While on your luxury dude ranch vacation step into the ring with one of Paws Up’s adopted wild mustangs and you’ll find yourself measuring the mustang’s every movement as you approach the animal with a quiet confidence.
Our Horse Whispering 101 and 201 workshops provide you with soul-stirring experiences that reward you with an understanding of yourself, as well as Mother Nature.
Horse Whispering 101: Learning to Lead from Behind
Actions speak louder than words—something that will become immediately apparent once you step into the ring with one of our ranch horses, along with a wrangler. This introductory session is designed to build mutual trust and respect between horse and human. Raise your hand too quickly or step forward too soon, and the horse will react, or possibly even withdraw. You’ll become more aware of and more familiar with your own body language, allowing you the opportunity to learn how to adjust your demeanor to better interact with the horse. And as you become more familiar with the horse, you’ll find that the rhythm between you is deeply satisfying.
Horse Whispering 201: Beyond the Ride
This is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list-worthy equine experience that will take the mysticism out of the often-used “horse whispering.” You’ll never forget the rush of approaching a wild mustang, whose eyes are trained on your every move. During the next two hours, along with a wrangler, you’ll learn how to be a confident leader, establishing a relationship that is both life-affirming and life-changing. You’ll likely never look at the way you interact with animals (and other humans) in the same way again.