Life is full of paradox.
On the one hand, we can say:
- “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” ~ Jim Rohn
On the other hand, we can say:
- “Bloom where you are planted.”
The latter expression means that we can take advantage of the opportunities we have in the present situation.
Manoel Carlos de Andrade (1755 – 1817) was a pupil of one of the most well-known and most respected riding masters of his time:
- Dom Pedro de Alcantara e Meneses, Marquis of Marialva (1713 – 1799).
De Andrade’s work “Luz da Liberal, e Nobre Arte da Cavalaria” is a book about the noble art of riding.
Keeping our horses at home on our own property is a dream come true.
Now when we arrived at our new place in Portugal in 2017, there were no stalls or boxes, so we could decide what to do:
Here’s the final video with a complete overview on the construction of our outdoor riding arena!
It was a fascinating process, and I just updated and completed my ‘confession’ post, so you can read all about the final steps>>
In that post you can also get an impression of my first training session in the new arena!
I did not train my horses for 10 months.
And that might sound weird for a professional horse trainer.
People assume that you train all day every day…
That you keep the momentum…
That it’s never a struggle to stay on track.
But you know what? Read More..