Riding in Spain

Basic Riding Lesson

We have riding-classes for beginners as well as advanced riders. Our horses range from easy-rides with basic skills up to high level performers with  lots of power.  We start with ground work- communication, relaxation, breathing and harmony together with your horse. That will make you aware of all movements, shoulder in, haunches in etc. and therefore be easier to perform later.

Horse riding Costa del Sol

Once ready to mount a horse we go on focusing on awareness of the bodies of the horse and rider. Undertaking the movements slowly enables it easy to feel the exact position of both hindlegs. The ultimate goal, when initiating trot and canter, is to maintain balance and harmony so neither rider nornor horse experience tenseness or stress.

Classical dressage / Body Awareness Riding

Classical Dressage, the way I look at it, is a nice and friendly way to train the horse, but still with high goals of performence and perfection. A method where you are responsable for the horse to feel selfsecure and happy while working. We try to see things from the horse point of view. Related to the horses skills, personality and fysics we choose the right exercises and level of speed. Some horses needs more time to understand and to be able to do what we ask them to. Classical Dressage is about trying to be as perfect as possible, to have a real connection with the horse and control and awareness of your own body as well as of the horse. Using as little effort as possible in influencing the horse to perform as much as possible. Inspired by the Classical School – School of Lègéreté. The goal is a horse in natural balance, self carrying, relaxed, moving through the whole body, listening and waiting for the rider´s gentle signals and enabling the horse´s natural curiosity to succeed.

Horses recognize if your ribs are collapsed, how you breathe. They read energy and body language. Buddhism says 50% of your state of mind is posture. Try my core/yoga practice.

“Aim to be perfect or you will be stuck in mediocrity”

Riding in Spain

All tuition is tailor-made to suit each individual rider´s level and preferences, starting with the basics.