Manolo Mendez

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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Balance & Rhythm in the Young Horse: Essential to Forward in Self Carriage By Manolo Mendez, Specialist of In-hand and Classical Equitation with writer Ysabella Dean and Caroline Larrouilh

 Preparation is everything To develop a harmonious partnership with its horse, the rider must make sure that all the work is confirmed and re-confirmed at every stage of the training, from green to FEI. By constantly strengthening the foundation, and making sure the horse understands
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Malene and Rebell: 3 months from refusal to canter and jump to…

Malene and Rebell: 3 months from refusal to canter and jump to… Today…Photos taken in late Summer 2016. Rebell had a foal and has come back into work. Malene works with her in-hand and under saddle and is having a great time with her. For her story, read below. and yes can
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How Manolo Starts Young Horses

How Manolo Starts Young Horses: A Patient Process of Building A Strong, Healthy Body and a Willing, Content Mind. Topaz is 3 years and 3 months and starting to come to the arena more regularly for 10 minutes or so of training a few times a week. Over the next several months, the goal
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More On Straightness

A core principle of Training for Wellness™  is to develop straightness which can be defined as good spinal alignment, musculoskeletal symmetry and ambidexterity without creating mental or physical stress, pain, tension, discouragement or sadness in the horse. One way crookedness damag
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