A unique personal development experience

"It's what you learn after you know everything that really counts" - Tom Dorrence.

Engaging - Hands on - Memorable

Salta Horses is a unique learning and development provider in North Canterbury New Zealand.

Our qualified, experienced team work with individuals, whānau and workplace teams in a beautiful rural setting in the Waimakariri district, just 40 minutes-drive north of Christchurch.

All activities are done on the ground with our gentle horses in a safe environment. There is no horse riding  involved. Anyone can take part, even if you have never been near a horse before.

Learning and Development

Looking for a memorable learning and development experience? Our team building and leadership retreats offer endless horse-assisted learning opportunities in a peaceful, rural setting in North Canterbury.

  • Overcome communication challenges

  • Explore team dynamics

  • Expand  leadership skills

  • Discover strategic insights.

Every programme is fully customised to meet the needs of your business. You’ll be surprised at what you will learn and apply in your own lives from your work with our horses. 

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Horse - Assisted Therapy

We can support you to enhance your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing so that you can:

  • Strengthen relationships

  • Improve communication skills

  • Reduce stress and nurture resilience


Our trauma informed approach combines horse interaction with talking therapy in an outdoor, private, natural setting. Our team includes an equine specialist and a mental health professional.

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Wow, what an amazing experience.

It was a chance to get up close to something that was larger and much more powerful than me without feeling fear or anxiety. I was asked to do some simple activities that required me to enter into a contract with the horse.

Words like unconditional trust, setting aside any preconceived notions of how we communicate without words and faith in one’s own abilities come to mind when I think about that day.

I gained such a deep understanding of my own processes which were personal and unique.

- Ruby