Riding Holiday - Natural Horsemanship Experience
Riding Holiday Horsemanship Experience

Rafter P’s Horsemanship Experience

If you are looking for a one of a kind, memorable riding holiday that is both fun and educational, look no further than Rafter P Ranch. Soak in the Florida sunshine while learning natural horsemanship techniques from our resident cowboy and head trainer, Chezz Perlini. Our goal is for you to develop not only in your horsemanship but also as an individual. Working with horses provides an escape from the mundane and Rafter P Ranch makes a point to give each of our clients an amazing stay full of memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Riding Holiday - Trail Riding

What to expect

The goal of our program is to help our students develop skills which will not only help you with your horsemanship, but beyond the world of horses into your daily life. Training horses, especially horses with past trauma, requires patience, understanding and introspection, which is often missing from our daily lives. Horses present an honest reflection of what you are bringing to every interaction. This allows you to see yourself as you are in the moment. By developing a sensitivity to this bias-free reaction, you can begin to work thoughtfully and with consideration for you and your horse’s needs.

This is a unique training experience open to students of all levels including beginners, aged eighteen and over. With the guidance and assistance of head trainer Chezz Perlini, you will get to observe and participate in the training of a variety of horses, including green colts, abused and challenging horses, including rescues, American Mustangs and other uniquely American breeds, and “failed” or “problem” performance horses.

Classes are designed for a maximum of five students and cover the fundamentals of horsemanship from haltering and leading to safe groundwork, riding, seat placement, body control and critical evaluation of horse and student with progression to advanced maneuvers. There is ample opportunity to ride, but it is not required. Keeping the groups small ensures that each student gets a rich, personalized experience with opportunities to build on existing knowledge. Students will work in the western tradition with opportunities to learn roping, handle livestock and make equipment such as bridles, belts, halters and more.

Classes are five days a week with approximately five to six hours of horse work per day including theory lessons, trail rides, horse-games, group discussions and guest speakers. You will have evenings and weekends to yourself, to relax, visit local attractions or enjoy the Florida sun. For those interested, there are always additional horse-related activities at the Ranch, such as lessons and clinics. You train and relax at your own pace!

Natural Horsemanship

Ground Work

Western Riding

Working with Rescues

Roping

Cattle Herding

Trail Riding

Obstacles & Horse Games

What you’ll learn while on holiday at Rafter P Ranch.

Natural Horsemanship

Ground Work

Western Riding

Working with Rescues

Roping

Cattle Herding

Trail Riding

Obstacles & Horse Games

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Accommodations

Rafter P’s Horsemanship Experience is a uniquely American experience located in the heart of Florida, known as the Sunshine State— the home of endless summer.

Guests are accommodated on site in a self-contained, modern home with air conditioning and full amenities including a full kitchen and outside porch with seating area. The accommodations have their own laundry facilities, WIFI, and parking for students wishing to rent a car and explore Florida.

Rooms are shared between students and include a twin or full bed, linens, towels and storage. Private rooms for friends and couples may be available upon request. Bathroom and common areas are shared between all students.

Chezz and Nicole are on site should students need anything or have any questions. Smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking area.

Riding Holiday - Accommodations

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