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A Look At Regularity

Regular As Clockwork Does you horse move the same way to the left and to the right? Why does it matter? Manolo used this analogy ( it applies to all gaits, not just trot) with the owner of a young, just starting training horse whose trot was different to the left and to the right. The
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Touch Your Horse: The Masseter & Temporal Muscles. With an Equinology How To Guide.

The condition of your horse’s muscles, including those on your horse’s face, can give you great clues about their physical condition and wellbeing as well as their internal, emotional state. Those clues can point to the need for your horse to be seen by a veterinarian/equi
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What can your horse’s POLL tell you?

The comfort and health of the horse’s poll is one of the central keys not only to its performance but more importantly to its short and long term soundness. In this post, Manolo takes a look at the link between poll health and training. In Manolo’s experience, rather then
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Ewa Rot-Buga “Horses Are Everything to Me” Świat Koni 2018, nr 8, s. 4-13

“Horses Are Everything To Me” An interview with Manolo Mendez for Świat Koni Magazine with journalist Ewa Rot-Buga   On May 11-13 of 2018, we had the honor to host Manolo Mendez in Poland – an outstanding FEI trainer, an expert on classical dressage, a master of riding. Today we
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Manolo Mendez In Poland “ On Training for Wellness” – An article by Ewa Rot-Buga for Swiat Koni Magazine 2018-nr 7, 2.12-18

TEKST This year’s clinic with Manolo Mendez was attended by riders: titled dressage riders, trainers and riding instructors, as well as enthusiasts of classic dressage and about two hundred observers. We could observe pairs performing elements of the Grand Prix level (so we coul
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Examples of Feedback Given in the In-Hand Group

Learning to work in-hand and lunge correctly without guidance is not as easy as buying a book or a DVD which is why our DVD comes with a very active Facebook Study Group in which we offer a 24-page manual,  feedback, videos, articles and comments. Here are some sample questions from o
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Developing Counter Canter (video +summary)

  This video and summary came from Lene Særmark, a  young trainer in Denmark, who has generously shared her clip and experience with us.  These clips are being shared so that you can see how Manolo teaches and uses different figures to make learning easier for the horse to learn
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Introduction to Lateral Work (video + summary)

  This video and summary was shared by Lene Særmark, a young trainer in Denmark, who has generously shared her clip and experience with us. These clips are being shared so that you can see how Manolo teaches uses different figures to make learning easier for the horse and what PO
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How to use lunging to foster willingness and independent balance in the young or remedial horse

This last couple of weeks I have been watching Manolo’s assistant trainer Chantelle Matthews train two young geldings under saddle and on the lunge line. Chantelle uses lunging to develop these horses physically and mentally; and in preparation for a time when Manolo will work w
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