Has a herd of horses shown up in your novel and insisted on staying for the duration — and you've never been close enough to a horse to touch it?
Are you writing a fantasy or historical or a contemporary novel set where horses are the main mode of transportation — and you want to get it right but you don't know where to begin? Have you had some experience with horses but your latest project needs specific facts and figures that require in-depth, hands-on experience?
Author Judith Tarr and DHF Lipizzans near Tucson, Arizona invite you to spend up to a week at the farm. Observe and participate in the activity of a working horse farm, with discussions and hands-on experience related to your specific needs and projects. Relax in the quiet of the Arizona desert; enjoy a peaceful and productive writing retreat with hot and cold running Lipizzans. All levels of horse expertise welcome, from zero to advanced. Further details here: http://dancinghorse.livejournal.com/319754.html
The farm is 20 miles southeast of Tucson and just minutes off I-10. We are 25 minutes from the Tucson Airport and two hours down I-10 from Phoenix Sky Harbor.
Rates Rates begin at $375 per person for 3 days/2 nights, and include food and lodging in farmhouse accommodations with choice of two double rooms and shared bath. Third night $75 per person; additional nights $50 per person per night. The most popular package is 5 days/4 nights. $200 deposit per person secures your dates; remainder due 60 days in advance.
Payment by check to:
or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (please add 5% for PayPal). We also accept credit cards through PayPal.
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The following questions will help us tailor the weekend's schedule and events to your needs.
Have you had any experience with or exposure to horses? If so, please describe:
Do you have specific questions to which you would like answers?
Does your project have a specific equestrian or equine focus?
What information can we provide that will make this weekend most valuable to you?
In addition, we like to make sure our campers are as comfortable as possible.
Do you have any food allergies or aversions? Anything you cannot or will not eat? Are you on a special diet? Please specify:
Are there any special needs or medical conditions of which we should be aware?
There are cats and a dog in the house. We have an animal-free room, but the very allergic may wish to consider this before booking.
What should I bring?
What should I wear?
Can I bring the kids?
What about liability?
Can I help with the horses?
May I sketch or photograph the horses?