Wow! I'm fascinated by what little I know about doma clasica, doma vaquera, working equitation, rejoneo, garrocha...
I may have an opportunity to travel the world studying horsemanship in the context of culture and I would like to spend about three months in Spain and/or Portugal. I'm a competent rider with background in recreational hunters, eventing, dressage, teaching, barn management and horse care.
Does anyone have any ideas for places or people in Spain and/or Portugal where I could live and learn in this tradition? I'll need to work with a very limited budget, so would hope to find a homestay situation. I don't speak Spanish or Portuguese (though if plans work out, I will studying the languages) so I've been having trouble searching the internet for possibilities.
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Originally Posted by Mike Matson
Superb!! Pedro Torres is the rider with the most winnings in Working Equitation in the world. This video shows highlights of his many rides. Don't miss the stills toward the end showing how versatile this horse/rider combination are in different disciplines.
Uber-dumb question: I noticed his heels as referenced by another poster. When I work more on deepening my heels, My seat feels less deep in the saddle. Bring them up and I'm sitting deeper, and my horse's back even feels more lifted.