What you'll be doing
We believe that the key to good riding lies in gentle and natural communication with the horse.
Our training weeks offer a six-day journey where the focus will be on a deeper understanding of equine behavior and body language. You will learn to communicate more effectively, making you more confident in your ability to handle any situation.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, this experience will give you the techniques and knowledge you need to improve your riding skills.
Our horses are extremely well trained and give perfect feedback, and those wishing to come with their own horse are more than welcome! In six days of intensive training, you will really see the change in you and your horse.
In these six days you will learn to:
Use body language
You will develop a sense of movement and synchronicity.
You will be able to control and use internal and external energy in communicating with others.
You will be able to work with the horse freely and he will be ready to follow you everywhere.
We will also study:
Seeing and understanding even the smallest details in the behavior and movements of the horses;
Practices for conscious breathing, positions, balance and elasticity;
Positioning when working from the ground;
Starting lateral movements such as "shoulder in", "travers", etc. and how to apply them from the ground and while riding.
Tips to flex and balance your horse.
All needed items for training
Multiple daily training sessions
Sleep in an authentic yurt
Homemade meals three times a day
To and from Sofia Airport
What we focus on
Communication & bond
Rider weight limit: 85kg / 187 lbs
“The Way of the Horse and Bow” strives to offer a natural and gentle environment to practice riding and horseback archery.
Our horses are a part of the family - their wellbeing both mentally and physically is our top priority. This is why in our horsemanship training camps we focus on human to horse connection and collaboration through the “Be With Me” Holistic approach.
Our Valley is home to a total of 19 horses - Arabians, Anglo-Arabians, East Bulgarian, Karakachan and some others.
We do not use bits, or excessive aids. Our preferred tack consists of rope halters and traditional nomadic archery saddles. We provide for guests that prefer an English saddle as well. We also conduct balance training by riding without a saddle, or testing your riding skills without using your hands.
Who you will train with
founder & trainer
Founder and main man at "The Way of the Horse and the Bow", he teaches the "Be With Me" Holistic horsemanship method as well as traditional horseback archery based on the Kassai System. Vladimir often holds clinics in Belgium, Denmark, Scotland and Holland.
Where you'll be staying
We offer one of a kind accommodation in our fantastic Mongolian Yurts.
Yurts are heated and furnished with simple beds, tables and light, and beautifully decorated with rugs, skins and nomadic art. They fit up to 6 people, sharing space nomadic style.
Our cozy wooden lodge offers a modern kitchen, a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a spacious living room adorned with a large wooden dining table and a fireplace for chilly, cozy evenings.
We take great joy in offering delightful, freshly homecooked meals to ensure your stay is truly exceptional and satisfying.
Forest Houses Complex
For those seeking an alternative to yurt accommodation, "Forest Houses" provide a modern yet nature-immersed retreat. Situated in Godech (6km from "The Way of the Horse and Bow") the complex offers three Alpine-style guest houses with multiple apartments.
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