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Military Mounted Police of the state Espírito Santo

A delegation of the Military Mounted Police of the state Espírito Santo was present during the second Straightness Training clinic in Brazil. The day after the clinic, I gave some private lessons to Dr. João Luiz Leite Pacheco, veterinarian and major of the Military Mounted Políce of the state of Espírito Santo, and it was so great to see his natural feeling for horses and he very easily and quickly could integrate the concepts of Straightness Training.

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Thereafter, Major Pacheco invited us, Victor Gueiros Freire (the organizer of the clinic), Marc and I,  to visit the Regiment of the state Espírito Santo, led by General Commander of the Military Police , Colonel Edmilson dos Santos.

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Major Pacheco introduced us to the horses and it was an honor to meet St Beduino, the brown horse you can see in the video with liberty training with officer Cabo Sandro Rocha.

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The Military Mounted Police of the state Espírito Santo of Brazil use ‘goal oriented’ liberty training with their horses where the horse has to follow the officer in a ‘zig-zag’, and the horse needs to change the bending in his body and needs to stay connected with the officer:

It was great to meet the beautiful and brave horses of the Mounted Police of the state Espírito Santo:

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Major Pacheco also showed us his photo album about how he grew up with horses and he demonstrated the ‘berrante‘:

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I’m used to play a trumpet, so I really liked to try this ‘berrante’. It’s a Brazilian instrument used by cowboys to call cattle, as you can see on the picture in the background:

This video gives you a short impression of our visit to the Military Mounted Police of the state Espírito Santo and you can see and hear me trying to play the berrante 😉

 

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