We sell a few common trinkets. But most of our guests take home extraordinary things. Things like memories, unusual experiences, like Goat Yoga or Equine Therapy Classes, or handmade goods (made by the guest themselves) by attending our Custom Knife-Building Class.
Some classes last an hour, while others may engage one for a full day or two.
Goat Yoga is all the rage. This mood-lifting yoga class happens with live baby goats, and we welcome everyone to disconnect, relax and giggle.
The tiny Nigerian Dwarf goats are comical and friendly. While they don’t necessarily jump on your back like we see in this video, they do snuggle up, fall asleep, eat, nibble on the mats (which we provide), leap around and put on a funny show as they head back to their pen after class.
This outdoor class is held under the shade of quaking Aspens with view of Vail Mountain, birds singing and horses nickering. The ground is uneven which challenges participants to work on their balance, and concentrate on what the instructor is saying amidst the goat antics.
All ages welcome.
Availability at 10:00, 11:30 and 4:30 as we find daring instructors.
Step-by-step instruction to hand-build a custom knife. Cut the steel for the blade, then learn to temper, hollow grind, polish it and then build bolsters, insert pins, shape bone, wood, antler, resin or exotic materials for a gorgeous handle.
1 full-day class, Tuesdays, 9am-5pm, plus time on Wednesday, as needed, to finish your knife.
Held at our shop in Gypsum where we have electricty and tools.
What if you could learn to overcome your fear of horses? Or experience a breakthrough in your human relationships? What if you could actually learn to understand how these huge animals communicate? These are only a few examples of what you may experience in the Equine Love class.
This one-on-one class will help you look at yourself and the world in a new way. The horse acts as a mirror of your behavior, giving you instant feedback that other humans might withhold.
How cool is this? Gather around the campfire. Smother your tongue with a warm toasted marshmallow S’mores. Tuck in for the night in our covered cots complete with clean sleep sack and ultra-warm sleeping bag. Stargaze and listen to the horses in the nearby corral snore, eat, nicker and paw. Coffee and pastries served in the morning!