Cortijo de Segura - Positive Horse Training Holidays


We are the world's first residential training centre dedicated to positive reinforcement for horses!

Our horses have been rescued from neglect, abuse or homes where their behaviour made them dangerous to handle. We take them in and work with them using reward-based training. They become happy, soft and responsive.


Our Centre is based in beautiful Andalucia.

You stay in our lovely villa, with its large garden and solar-heated pool. We host many fabulous practitioners for courses and clinics, so you can immerse yourself in deep learning. But being Spain, there is always time for a glass of wine with lunch and a siesta.


Or you can book a mini-break with your partner or friends.

We are close to the popular cities Granada, Seville, and Jerez. Or you can take a trip to the Mediterranean coast or go high up the Sierra Nevada Mountains! While not touring or lounging around the pool, you can book private lessons with Claire and Rachel to improve your horsemanship. 


 And who knows, maybe one day you will become the forever human for one of our horses! Our aim for the future is that some horses will find new homes with people like you, who visit us and fall  in love with the horse of your dreams. Then we can take on new horses who need help and begin the cycle again. Sound good? Join us now and live the dream.


Sue Norville reviewed Cortijo de Segura — 5 star
May 27 · 

Just stayed at the centre for a couple of days to re connect with my beautiful horse Leonera. I've had the most special time. I felt very much part of the family....and what a lovely family it is....Claire and Jamie, Sean and Eva, beautiful horses, happy dogs and even Eva's cheeky little hamster. This is a magical place filled with contented horses and happiness. I cannot wait to go back and see them all again. Thank you so much Claire, you really made my stay extra special xx


Méadhbh Dunne reviewed Cortijo de Segura — 5 star
May 23 · 

The horses have such a lovely life here, and this is clear from their attitudes. Claire is doing wonderful work with them, and they are a credit to her. Her endless patience and skill is evident from every interaction she has with them. I can't wait to watch her herd grow both in size and experiences - it is a pleasure to observe as the personalities of these horses shine through.
The atmosphere and attitudes at Cortijo de Segura are beyond welcoming, there is such a genuine sense of comradery, relaxation and hospitality, and I can't wait to be back!
Nina Sarkissian reviewed Cortijo de Segura — 5 star
April 27 · 

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week at the centre and it was amazing! It's an incredibly beautiful place with the Sierra Nevada's snowy peaks in the distance. As soon as I arrived I felt like I let a breath out and was so relaxed..I think that's got a lot to do with the energy that surrounds Claire wherever she goes. She believes in making her home a sanctuary, which is so fitting for the horses that now live with her because so many of them have had really difficult pasts. Just being at the centre has made them more peaceful and working with them was a total pleasure. Can't wait to go back and I can't recommend it enough.

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