"In this DVD, traditional dressage professor and in-hand expert Manolo Mendez takes students and horses through groundwork exercises in a clear and logical sequence. The communication, rapport and sensitivity of the horse, trainer and student is wonderfully maintained and respected at every moment.
Simply put, this DVD is absolutely inspirational."
Dr. Kerry J. Ridgway, DVM, Integrative Medicine, Equine Performance Specialist, retired FEI Judge and Endurance competitor, Author and Lecturer
"This DVD is brilliant. Manolo demonstrates in-hand techniques he has developed over time that can help any owner improve their horse with exercises designed for balance, coordination, lightness plus strengthened topline and joints.
It brings clarity to a subject that is rarely understood and combined with the (free) supporting online written material, will open new worlds for both horse and rider. Your horse will thank you!"
Kim Walnes, rider and trainer of Hall of fame inductee the Gray Goose, member of the USET 3 Day Eventing Team from 80-86, winner of Individual and Team Bronze Medals at the 82 World Championships and FEI dressage trainer.
Manolo has an innate bond with horses, he is sympathetic and puts their wellbeing first and foremost. He is a true master of instilling a correct foundation of suppleness and creating a swinging back into the horse and strives to impart the knowledge of how to do so into the rider. His timing and skill while working the horse in hand is truly amazing!
Joan Williams, Grand Prix rider, USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold Medalist, Gold Freestyle bar, USDF “r” dressage judge
I have worked with many international trainers and coaches and Manolo has the best understanding of the horse from the horse's point of view. I have complete trust in his training methods, totally agree with them and they compliment what I try to instill in my students as well. The horse's best interest is never compromised and at the same time the potential of the horse can be fully reached.
Mary Flood:USDF Certified Trainer and Competitor, winner Grand Prix at Devon and Festival of Champions, USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold Medalist, wildfirefarm.com
Manolo is not just a master of dressage, he is a master of dressage as therapy for horses.