Apache Springs Ranch

Military and Veteran Wellness

2017 Calendar: Will be posted as soon as available — please check back


2016 Calendar

Apache Springs Ranch is pleased to announce its’ recent decision to focus more of the ranch’s healing energies upon the needs of our returning vets and their families. During 2017, we will be working closely with Boulder Crest Retreat and their awesome team to implement the highly acclaimed PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Therapies for Healing Heroes) programs at the ranch. It consists of five key programs:

  • Warrior PATHH: a free 7-day combat stress recovery retreat for warriors (with separate programs for male and female combat veterans)
  • Family PATHH: a free 5-day combat stress recovery retreat focused on combat veterans and their families
  • Couples PATHH: a free 3-day combat stress recovery retreat focused on combat veterans and their spouses
  • Caregiver PATHH: a free 3-day combat stress recovery retreat focused on those providing care to a spouse or child who was wounded in combat
  • Career PATHH: a free 1-day transition seminar focused on providing transitioning or transitioned service members with the clarity required to live the life they deserve here at home
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Natural Horsemanship Weekend Clinics with Australia’s Carlos Tabernaberri

carlos-on-horseApache Springs Ranch welcomes Carlos Tabernaberri, Australia’s horse gentler, trainer, and author of Through the Eyes of the Horse, for a series of 3-Day Weekend Retreats in March 2016.

The venue is a magnificient 160 acre private ranch located in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, less than an hour south of the Tucson International Airport.

Carlos will offer his teachings, and horse wisdom on these weekends:

  • Fri morning, March 4 to Sun afternoon, March 6, 2016
  • Fri morning March 11 to Sun afternoon, March 13, 2016
  • Fri morning March 18 to Sun afternoon, March 20, 2016

The registration cost for you and your horse to attend each 3 day clinic is $600 (includes hay and board). The cost to audit the course is $50/day, or $100 for all 3 days.

We are available to provide you with additional information on the cost of accommodation options, horse rental, meal plans, and general info about Apache Springs Ranch.

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Become an Extraordinary Leader, Rider, and Partner…Through The Eyes of the Horse with Carlos Tabernaberri.

Apache Springs Ranch Equine Therapy ClinicIf you want to experience a horsemanship clinic with a difference, this is it. There’s plenty of information and just as much saddle (and bareback) time.

A clinic with Carlos covers topics such as horse psychology; body language; trust and unity; partnership; developing awareness, feel, balance and self-carriage; bitless riding and much more. Clinic participants are also invited to put forward their own areas of interest or concern, such as trailer loading, bucking, rearing, handling feet or fear of riding that we address in the clinic context.

Regardless of whether you are new to horses or experienced, whether you currently own a horse or not, these clinics emphasise the importance of understanding between you and your horse in order to form a lifelong partnership based on trust and non-violence.

Apache Springs Ranch featured on Oct 2015 cover of Phoenix Home and Garden

Apache Springs Ranch featured on Oct 2015 cover of Phoenix Home and Garden

Horsemanship clinic participant numbers are limited to ensure maximum benefit for all, but fence sitters are always welcome and actively included. Be sure to book early to guarantee a place! Private lessons will also be offered.

Carlos’ website: www.whisperingacres.com.au Clinic brochure (PDF): Natural Horsemanship Clinics Article: Award-Winning Horse Listener and “Wonder from Down Under” Carlos Tabernaberri… Article: Meet Melbourne’s horse listener

Experience a retreat at Apache Springs Ranch:

Immerse yourself in the high-desert wilderness while also enjoying the true comfort of traditional Southern Arizonan accommodations through a retreat at Apache Springs. Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to learn from Carlos Tabernaberri here in March 2016!

Horses available:

If you cannot bring your horse and would like to participate in this exceptional clinic with Carlos, there are horses available through AZ Horseback. Please contact Ron Izzo of AZ Horseback Experience and he will guide you in choosing the best horse for you to ride in this workshop.

www.horsebackexperience.com. 520-455-5696. Email: azhorseback@gmail.com.

Please Note ~ You must be an Intermediate* or Advanced** rider for this option and the horse fee is $100/day. Registration and deposit to be completed by February 15, 2016, in order for AZ Horseback to provide a horse for you for any of the 3 weekends in March.

*Intermediate – The intermediate rider has taken lessons or trained under a mentor for a while, rides in a specific discipline (or has experience in several disciplines) and may compete. He or she has ridden several different types of horses and can independently manage a horse’s care. Their seat is secure, they do not apply unintentional aids to the horse when they lose balance or become unseated. They know how to rise or post to the trot and ask for and obtain a specific lead or change in lead. They are capable of riding a less experienced horse and helping in that horse’s training. They are able to train/compete at a more advanced level with a trainer’s assistance. The intermediate rider is knowledgeable about different horse breeds and disciplines. He or she knows basic horse conformation and can detect lameness issues.

**Advanced – Advanced riders have ridden most of their lives and have worked with a trainer/mentor for several years or had several years with intense riding instruction. They have competed successfully at recognized shows in their discipline. They are able to ride most horses including working with young/green horses without assistance. They know advanced manoeuvres in their preferred riding discipline and can positively affect the horse they are riding at all times. The advanced rider is able to teach lessons to beginners, break and train horses and teach a horse advanced manoeuvres. The advanced rider knows horse breeds and conformation well and is able to detect unsoundness vs. blemishes in a horse.

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