Mindfulness retreat on horse rescue hudson valley ny

Healing with horses family retreat


Join Jennifer Harper and the team at 13 Hands Equine Rescue for a day to connect as a family and enjoy the farm! This offering is most suited for families with children 8-14 years old.


Saturday July 13, 2024


Located at 13 Hands Equine Rescue in Clinton Corners, New York (2 hours north of NYC, 15 minutes from both Rhinebeck & Millbrook)

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the family retreat experience

Come together as a family for a powerful and playful day of learning mindfulness! We’ll be supported by horses and surrounded by the serene beauty of the Hudson Valley for this one day retreat.

The 13 Hands herd contains a diverse array of over 200 equines. There are minis, horses of all sizes and breeds, draft horses, mules, and donkeys. Some are previously unhandled mustangs brought here after wild horse roundups. And others have been born on the farm to mares pregnant at the time of rescue, and have only known love and safety.

With the support of this incredible herd, we’ll experience connection and communication using our body language, breath, energy and intention. And explore bringing those qualities into our human relationships as well.

This offering is best suited for children 8-14 years old. Because we’ll be doing work in pairs, each child will need a dedicated adult joining them for the day. This event will be limited to 10 adult-child pairs.

While the exact activities for the day will be customized to the group (based on a pre-retreat survey and the experience as it unfolds) family retreats can include:

  • Herd observation and learning about equine body language
  • Walking meditation inviting a horse to join us
  • Grooming a horse (or mini or donkey!) to create comfort and connection
  • Practicing regulating our energy as we invite a horse to move closer or ask it to give us space
  • Walking a horse on a lead line as we practice embodying calm leadership
  • Mindfulness based art activity with the horses
  • Movement and breathwork practices with the horses and our human partners
  • Sitting and talking with horses that are nervous to help them become more comfortable with humans


*This is a non-riding retreat. All horse interaction is from the ground, and tailored to the comfort level and safety needs of the participants.


This Retreat is currently full. Sign up here to join the waitlist, or be notified of future dates.

Pricing is for one adult – child pair. Includes all programming and supplies for the day (including art materials that you can bring home with you).

Please plan to bring a boxed lunch if you would like to stay and picnic with us during the lunch break.

Register Here ($285 for two participants- one adult & one child)


If a payment plan would be supportive for you, or you have questions about accommodations, please email jenn@mindfulnesswithhorses.com to learn about options.

CANCELLATION POLICY: This is a small retreat, and we ask that in the event you have an emergency and cannot attend, you consider transferring your payment to a friend or family member, or to a future retreat. In the event that you cannot, we will refund all payment less $500, which is considered a non-refundable deposit that may be applied to a future retreat, or to private sessions with Jenn virtually or onsite at 13 Hands.


Learn More about Mindfulness with Horses and other retreats.

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