Manolo Mendez

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

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

Introduction to the Canter Pirouette

The Canter Pirouette is a high level movement, a very difficult exercise that requires balance, suspension, suppleness, listening and collection from the horse. To have a good canter pirouette, we must have a good…canter. We must have a pure three beat canter and be able to coll

What, Why, When and How: The Walk Pirouette

What, Why, When and How: The Walk Pirouette by Manolo Mendez, specialist in in-hand and classical Equitation & writer Caroline Larrouilh A correctly executed pirouette is a thing of beauty, a perfect storm of collection, impulsion, suppleness, strength and balance. In canter, it i