ausrittThe horse and animal sanctuary Tara in El Roque is our centre for the encounter between animals and humans. Here, we offer mindfulness with our horses and courses for "Mindful Trust Training" with our animals. Once a day, we go for excursions on horseback. We follow the spectacular cliffs of El Cotillo or ride into the romantic sunsets in the evening. The rides last about 2 hours and are suitable for individuals as well as couples and families. In the mixed groups we make sure that beginners and more experienced riders both have fun. And of course our horses do too! For advanced riders, we are also happy to arrange personalised VIP rides with individual routes, depending on experience.



mindfulnessMindful trust training with horses!
This course is for owners and animal lovers who want to learn about the magical connection with animals. What more is possible? What does "mindfulness" mean? Why does "being present" change our friendship? Is it possible to have a happy and easy relationship with my horse?

Day 1
We try to create trust between animal and human.
We explore how the animal reacts to our breathing.
How do we share our needs and our feelings with the animals?
Nonviolent communication is easier than you think.
The human-animal connection without expectations.

Day 2
How we can change the way we look at ourselves and our animals.
Why asking questions completely changes our understanding of the animal.
Why dominating your horse or dog takes away your animal's trust.
Practical understanding to help your pet build trust with you.
The simple way to make positive changes in your life.
Day 3
How to look at negative behavioral situations from a new perspective.
How to create an environment where your pet feels understood.
How to help your pet learn on their own.
How to create genuine trust.
Why working with gratitude means you can achieve so much more with your animals.

We believe this course will change the way you think about connection and trust, and help you deepen your friendship with your animals!


The Animal Rescue Shelter Tara is not only home to our horses. As a non-profit organisation, we have developed into a veritable "Noah's Ark" over the years, where all kinds of four-legged friends (and the three-legged goat Flocke) have found a loving home.
The senior horses Helia and Apache are allowed to enjoy their well-deserved retirement among their younger peers. In between, there are dogs, cats, ponies, chickens, donkeys, pigs and (dwarf) goats.

rey pony

It is noble, strong, sensitive, friendly.
They call it Poni, Póney, Pony, Poney....
And it likes to accompany your children on a walk for a half or full hour. There are three ponies living with us, Rey, Kaifax and Mozart. You can find out more about them in our animal gallery.
After riding the ponies, your children will have a place to play, with a trampoline and plenty of space for outdoor activities. Can you imagine it? Live it at Granja Tara Fuerteventura!