Clinics and Activities




Riding Basics 101



This is an intensive 1 day clinic from 9am to 4pm that can also be customized for groups of 4 or more riders. Your day includes a mid-morning coffee break, and a delicious tropical lunch on the Tree Top Terrace. Youíll get hands on learning experience with our horses and also enjoy a scenic 1 hour trail ride in the forest. Our goal is to take some of the mystery out of horse care and help you better understand horsemanship basics. The price for this clinic is $145.00 per person (US funds). Check our calendar for upcoming clinics.

  • Have you often thought that you might like to learn something about horses, their care and handling, how to groom a horse, brush a mane and tail properly, and clean hooves with a hoof-pick without the fear of being kicked?
  • Youíll learn to put horse tack on the right way and how to adjust a saddle girth and stirrups to the proper length as well as simple tricks to putting on a bridle without fighting with your horse
  • Learn how to mount and dismount a horse safely and very importantly how to tie a horse with a quick release knot at the correct height.
  • Do you ever wonder why horses react the way they do in certain situations? Do horses make you feel nervous or anxious? We'll give you some simple explanations to help you understand how they see, hear and sense their surroundings.
  • If you would like to improve your position in the saddle, learn how to put your weight in the stirrups, experience what it is to feel centered and balanced when on a horse, we will explain and demonstrate this to you, first in the arena and then on the relaxing 1 hour trail ride.
  • No question is too trivial to ask during this clinic; and even expert horse handlers can learn something new!


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Horse Owners Vet Clinic



A very informative 2 day, weekend clinic, from 9am to 4pm, featuring professional speakers, all experts in Equine Care and Medicine. Each day includes a mid-morning coffee break and a delicious tropical lunch on the Tree Top Terrace. Youíll get hands on experience using our calm horses as you take part in this unique learning opportunity with our experts. Our goal of this clinic is to help you become a more knowledgeable horse owner or handler and teach you how to be proactive in the barn.

The price for this clinic is $225.00 per person (US funds). Check our calendar for upcoming clinics.

  • The importance of feeding, nutrition, and water intake will be discussed at length and related to how they all have a potential effect on colic. Diagnosing colic, itís symptoms and main causes will be addressed, as well as what to do until your vet arrives
  • Hoof care, identifying problems, proper cleaning techniques, what products to use for healthy hooves will all be covered by an expert. Shoeing a horse or opting for bare-foot trimming leads to some lively discussions!
  • A basic First Aid kit will be demonstrated along with suggested medications and their specific uses. You will learn how to inject a horse safely
  • Horse emergencies, lacerations, applying a tourniquet, snake bites, kicks, skin conditions, allergies and other common diseases and problems are discussed as well as their symptoms and treatments. Recommended vaccines and their benefits will be explained
  • We will talk about training programs to get your horse in good physical shape, what to do for sore muscles, the use of Hydro Therapy, Massage and Acupuncture as alternatives to traditional medical techniques. Thereíll also be a short discussion on Equine Dentistry and its importance
  • Suggestions will be made regarding good stall management, cleaning and general maintenance. Footing conditions, drainage, insect control and manure disposal as well as proper feed and hay storage will be addressed
  • Youíll even learn how to tell a horses age by looking at his teeth and how to estimate a horses weight with a few simple measurements!
  • For those with specific questions not covered in the clinic, there will be an open forum on the terrace at the end of each day for further discussions


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Riding Lessons



At Finca Caballo Loco our aim is not to make you into an Olympic Equestrian, but rather to help you feel comfortable and in control when riding a horse. Your lessons will take place in both the arena at the top of our farm and also out on the surrounding horseback trails. You will learn basic horsemanship skills that will serve you well in whatever discipline of riding you choose to do. Part of your time spent in lessons will include learning to tack up a horse and basic grooming techniques. Although we have experienced stable hands to prepare your school horses for you, it is invaluable that you know how to pick out a hoof or take off and put on a saddle and bridle when needed. The only way to improve your riding skills is to actually spend the hours in the saddle practicing what youíve been taught by our patient and professional riding instructors. Whether you are a beginner or experienced rider, we are here to help you improve and refine your riding skills, not to mention the fact, that you will now, actually look and feel comfortable in the saddle, "thatís a bonus"!

  • Private Lessons $50.00 each package of 4 lessons $170.00
  • Semi-Private Lessons $30.00 each package of 4 lessons $105.00
  • Group Lessons (max. 4) $25.00 each package of 4 lessons $ 90.00
  • Allow at least 1 ½ hours at the farm for each lesson, (actual riding time will be 1 hour)
  • Our Riding Lessons are offered for all levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Check our calendar for special Childrenís Camps and Adult Learn to Ride Packages


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Equine Therapy Sessions


These sessions will be added to our services in 2011. Please check back with us, or ask to be notified by email once detailed information becomes available.





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Cooking Classes


These classes will be added to our services in 2011. Please check back with us, or ask to be notified by email once detailed information becomes available.





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Bird Watching


Bird Watching will be added to our services in 2011. Please check back with us, or ask to be notified by email once detailed information becomes available.





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Special Events and Packages


Check our Calendar for our upcoming monthly Theme Events and special group Packages





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Meetings and Seminars


Check our Calendar for upcoming Meetings and choice of Seminars





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Corporate Events


For more information on organizing your Corporate Event at Finca Caballo Locoís facilities contact us and a representative will get back to you right away.





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