Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Launches Equine Therapy Program

SANTA FE, N.M.—Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, located 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, announces a partnership with Equus, an innovative self-mastery and inspired leadership program for individuals and organizations led by horses. The new onsite location for Equus, in what was once the home of the resort’s exuberant founder Betty Egan, on the resort’s 57 acres allows guests to enjoy an immersive experience steps from their casita accommodations. Perfect for guests looking to find clarity, couples that want to reconnect, and a unique opportunity for groups to come together and problem solve, Equus is a welcomed addition to the resort’s holistic approach to wellness that includes restorative spa healing therapies, invigorating adventure escapes, and more.

“Our guests come to Santa Fe seeking the healing and spiritual traditions the destination has long been known for,” said Meredith MacFarlane, general manager, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. “Equus brings an exciting opportunity for us to take personal enrichment and healing a step further, with an innovative program that also speaks to our origins as a dude ranch.”

The Equus experience engages horses to inspire lasting change and breakthrough learning in individuals, families and organizations in a joyful, memorable yet powerful way. Each experience is custom-designed to serve the individual needs and desires of guests.

Horses are one of the most successful mammals due to their agility, sensitivity, sociability, and resilience. Horses use invisible cues and non-verbal communication to elude predators, retain order and safety, regulate each other’s nervous system, and maintain peace, so that they can thrive. This intuition is what guests will experience firsthand as they connect with the horse pushing through boundaries to connect to deeper sources of knowing.


“Equus and the Equus Experience are consistently delivered with the highest level of quality and integrity to ensure a guest experience second to none,” said Kelly Wendorf, founder and CEO, Equus. We wish to collaborate only with those of similar mind set and who share philosophies with focus on excellence in customer service which is what makes us so proud to be in partnership with Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe.”

The new Equus center, at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, houses offices and stables where groups or individual can hold hourly or multi-day sessions.

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