Brio is a an imported lusitano – a Brazillian bull fighting horse. His name, when applied in Brazil to horse breeding, implies a particular quality of heart, fire, spirit and virtue.

The most memorable experience, perhaps, is located a short but beautiful hike away from the resort, at Thunderbird Ridge. There, bordering the property of Egan’s former home (where local shamans have located two spiritual vortexes), co-founders Kelly Wendorf and J. Scott Strachan have launched a horse-assisted self-empowerment program, Equus.