State of Being
Hiking & Camping Tours • Horseback Riding Tours
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Barao de Sao Joao, Portugal
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Why book with State of Being
  • Horses are a mirror to the soul. They reflect our inside. They reflect our State of Being.
  • I live with my rescued horses for 5 years now and i keep on leaning from them daily. Horses can help us to step into our own power and take leadership over our own lives. The journey of a lifetime..
  • Dutch • Spanish • German • English
Tours and Tickets by State of Being
Walking Tours
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$37.99
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Iris deBruin
1 contribution
Apr 2022
The holistic horse walk was an amazing experience through the beautiful nature of the Algarve... I was used to ride on a horse, but the connection you make with a horse in this way is super special. Sakshin shows and shares his passion, how to connect with the horses in a natural way. He and the horses learned me to be fully in the present moment and to open my heart. We had beautiful conversations, fun and it made me feel completely relaxed. I can strongly recommend this!
Written July 30, 2022
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It was a pleasure to walk with you.
Written August 6, 2022
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Orion C
2 contributions
Jun 2022
What a pleasure it was to walk with horses. I did a few walk with Sakshin’s horses. Personally I love to walk from time to time, what a beautiful way to go back to myself ; but I think a walk with horse accelerate our relationship to the world, people, nature and yourself. In less than 2 hours I succeed to enjoy a connection with the horse.
Algarve’s sceneries are truly beautiful and Sakshin’s place is lovely, it’s definitely something to do !
Written July 23, 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. It was a true pleasure to have you here.
Written August 6, 2022
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jakobt8550
Tallinn, Estonia2 contributions
Jul 2022
A very unique and unforgettable experience that we definitely enjoyed. A small group made the experience very personal and special.
Unless you have been around horses before, this will definitely teach you a lot new about them. As the host's description says – they do reflect your attitude and behavior. For instance, when I felt nervous at times, my four-legged partner reflectively displayed some discontent. But once you are calm with it, you can bond with the animal very easily.
The location of the tour is great, especially if you're coming from Lagos, and the views are wonderful.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes. And come with an open mind!
Written July 19, 2022
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Zofia P
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
That was one of the best adventures with animals in my life. I didn't have experience with horses but Sakshin made a beautiful introduction for us and horses were really nice. I didn't expected that it will be so mindfulness and moving time. I learned a lot not only about horses but also about myself. Amazing place with spiritual and noncommercial vibe, which is really difficult to find nowadays. I'm really thankful and want to go back again!
Written April 29, 2022
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green3design
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Mar 2022
at the start of my walk i was a bit afraid of horses. Sakshin made me so confident with those big animals that at the end I could do nothing more then love them. And I learned that I don't have to be fearful for anything in life. Thank you so much sakshin for this amazing trip.
Written April 15, 2022
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Tony B
6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
What a unique, amazing experience! Joachim is a very passionate, friendly rescuer of horses. The horses, themselves, have so much personality. We really felt connected to them.
Written November 5, 2021
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Peter J
Palomino, Colombia24 contributions
Jul 2020
Awesome, really awesome: I became one with the heard, totally relaxed and somehow powerful inside myself. This great feeling still lasts. To be with horses like this, you should not miss.

it was just a 5 min drive from Bensafrim, A22, Lagos to Barão de São João. Before going for a walk, we were allowed to follow Sakshin to the herd, to get in touch with the horses step by step. We became all so calm and relaxed, and as the first horse lay down, an other guest set net down to this horse. Just a few minutes later I took this picture here, showing a mixed group of horses and humans, like meditating or relaxing and breathing deeply. Awesome. After about 40 minutes we went for the booked walk, which was also a wonderful experience. The horses, rescued horses, are full of trust and show so much happy energy while they could run around complete free at the place we walked to. And they came back with us on their own will.

For me it was a great experience, the "top" of my Algarve vacation. Good to know, that the money I payed goes directly tho this horse sanctuary.

Peter (52), Germany
Written July 23, 2020
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annatravel737
United Kingdom1,792 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
As a lover of animals, especially horses I had to say I had wonderful time. Very touching experience. Those beautiful animal who been rescued will lead you with their love. I do appreciate a lot what those people done / doing to those loving animals. There is also rescued beautiful cat and cute dog. Totally, relaxing and spiritual. Thank you and keep up with great mission.
Highly recommended to visit.
Written January 8, 2020
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