Registration and Logistics
Registration and Payment
Enrollment: To register for any of our programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a program application.
Payment: We accept cash or check (made to: Medicine Horse Ranch), and MasterCard, Visa and DiscoverCards, Most of our programs have limited seating and fill quickly. As such, we require a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration to guarantee a seat in the class. Tuition balances are due prior to the start date.
Time: Our one day programs meet from 11 am- 2:30 pm. Three day immersion programs meet from 10 am – 4:30pm, unless otherwise specified. Participants are encouraged to arrive between 15-30 minutes before the program’s start time, so we may begin on time and with everyone present.
Student Forms and Releases: Our insurance underwriter requires a signed ‘Release of Liability’ waiver by all visitors, guests and workshop participants and/or parent or legal guardian if participant is under 18 years of age.
Participation in the ranch/horse activities will not be allowed unless this form is completed and signed. Photo/Video releases and medical emergency treatment forms are also required to be completed and signed prior to commencement of our programs. These forms are included with each application, and can be previewed before enrollment.
Ranch Address: Medicine Horse Ranch 1589-1599 Cerini Rd. Tomales, CA 94971. (Visiting the ranch is by appointment only.)
How to Get Here: Medicine Horse Ranch is located in Tomales, CA. We can reached by car from freeway 101, and we are located within an hour’s drive of both San Francisco and Oakland airports. Please note that most GPS systems will bypass the ranch, and direct you to the town of Tomales. Please follow the directions here or on our Contact page for best on time arrival.
What to Bring:
Journals, Phones and Cameras: Students are encouraged to bring a personal journal. Please be prepared to turn off all electronic devices during our equine guided activities, and process sessions. There is plenty of time on breaks, before and after class for photos, and message retrieval.
Clothing: The weather is variable/mutable as we are close to the coast. During the fall and winter months most days are cool and overcast with late afternoon winds and fog. Summer days are often sunny and hot, but can cool suddenly in the late afternoons. Suggested attire includes jeans and layered clothing (including sweatshirts, vests, sweaters and rain gear.) Boots or sturdy shoes (no opened toes or heels) are required for safety around the horses. Hats and sunscreen are suggested for the summer months.
Please Note: Dogs and motorbikes are not allowed on ranch property due to the presence of livestock. The nearest gas station is 17 miles to Bodega Bay or Petaluma; please make sure you have sufficient fuel before driving out to Tomales.
Food and Lodging:
Food: You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy on the land, along with your personal water bottle. We will supply tea and an assortment of healthy snacks during the day. The Tomales Deli is located 3 minutes from our ranch and offers a hearty menu, including a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, coffee, snacks and desserts from the bakery next door. Menus are kept at the barn for call in and pick up orders.
Overnight Accommodations: We suggest The Continental Inn, Tomales CA , (http://www.thecontinentalinn.com) or The Valley Ford Inn, Valley Ford CA https://www.vfordhotel.com, both are between 5 -15 minutes drive from the ranch.