Sundance Ranch Portugal
Sundance Ranch is located on fifty hectares near the town of Odemira in the Alentejo Region in South-West Portugal. This area of the country is known for its untouched nature and proximity to the wild beaches of the Atlantic coast.
We are dedicated to teaching week-long courses in Western Riding and Natural Horsemanship, in order to promote horse-friendly riding and a natural way of keeping and handling horses. Trust and respect are the corner stones for this way of being with horses and we also need to learn to read the horse so that we can experience harmony and connection.
Courses are offered mostly in spring and fall when the weather conditions in Portugal are perfect for outdoor activity. Activities include groundwork, riding lessons and rides into nature at a walk. Our guests experience the courses as a life-changing event, which touches emotions about the horse and oneself in a lasting way.
“As if I was blind and now I can see.” Claudia, December 2017
Our philosophy is based on the principles of Natural Horsemanship, with a special emphasis on Freedom Based Training, inspired by Elsa Sinclair. When the horse is free to decide if it wants to be with us or not, we really have to try hard to fullfill the need for connection in us and the horse.
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