Manolo Mendez

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

Bamboo, Tempo, Timing & Movement

  Some thoughts on learning to use a bamboo cane in-hand properly. Manolo speak of the in-hand trainer being like an orchestra conductor and creating music with the horse by using his bamboo cane to organize and activate the horse’s body just as a conductor activates different se