Your Horse Chal­lenges You…

Sen­si­tive, tal­ented and for­giv­ing. Find out why these horses are the per­fect pick to help you ad­vance your rid­ing and con­fi­dence

Your Horse (UK) - - Editor’s Letter -

to ride an Ibe­rian dres­sage school­mas­ter

“I was im­mersed in a world where both adults and chil­dren were rid­ing stal­lions do­ing high school move­ments with flu­id­ity and fi­nesse”

WE’VE ALL SEEN the im­pres­sive grey stal­lions per­form­ing high school move­ments, ei­ther from watch­ing live rid­den dis­plays with our mouths open in awe, or ad­mir­ing can­vasses hang­ing on gallery walls de­pict­ing their strength and agility in bat­tle. Hav­ing a les­son on one of these beau­ties could im­prove your rid­ing in more ways than you could imag­ine. “I spent time as a teenager train­ing in Por­tu­gal and was im­mersed in a world where both adults and chil­dren were rid­ing stal­lions do­ing high school move­ments with flu­id­ity and fi­nesse,” says Ja­nine Pendle­bury-Lee. Ja­nine went on to found Pen Lynn Lusi­tano Stud near Pwll­heli in North Wales, which of­fers stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to ride one of the cen­tre’s many school­mas­ters. The horses range from ad­vanced to grand prix level and can help you learn to ride both lat­eral work and the more ad­vanced clas­si­cal high school move­ments such as Span­ish walk, pi­affe and pas­sage. Known for their su­perb tem­per­a­ments, Ibe­rian breeds are sen­si­tive to the aids with­out be­ing re­ac­tive, com­fort­able to sit to, and of­fer a level of feel that helps teach the novice rider what to look for when rid­ing their own horse. The more ad­vanced stu­dent can con­cen­trate on de­vel­op­ing and hon­ing their skills. By hav­ing a clas­si­cal dres­sage les­son on a horse bred to do the job, it will chal­lenge your per­cep­tion of dres­sage. It will also stretch you phys­i­cally and men­tally while of­fer­ing you an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a feel for the more dif­fi­cult high school move­ments. This in turn will mo­ti­vate you to bring what you learn on these beau­ti­ful horses back into your own arena, where you’re sure to reap the re­wards. Re­turn­ing to the clas­si­cal roots of dres­sage is an ex­cel­lent way to im­prove you and your horse’s per­for­mance. To find out more about rid­ing a Span­ish school­mas­ter, visit lusi­tanocymru.co.uk.

DE­CEM­BER 2018

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