equine experience at miraval resort


Discover a new version of yourself at the Purple Sage Ranch.

An Unforgettable Canvas

In this all new experience, you will tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas to paint. While horses have been the subject of art for thousands of years, Native Americans were some of the first people to create art with their horses and expressed themselves on the canvas of the horse. Today we will be doing the same. You will choose a horse and have the opportunity to tell your story in symbols on the horse’s side. We use a living, breathing canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our story telling. Horses are ever present beings. They live in the here and now. Your stories may contain pieces of your past and hopes for your future but let the horses serve as a reminder that nothing is as sweet as the present. Please wear sturdy closed toed shoes, bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and note that this can be a messy experience with paint and water.

NOTE: All paint is non-toxic and safe for humans and horses! This activity is offered seasonally.


$75 / 2 Hrs

Closed-toed shoes are required.