Golegã, Portugal, Part 2

Following five wonderful days at Golegã enjoying the Lusitanos and the festive atmosphere, my ladies were ready to ride! For four days we had the privilege of riding and learning from a number of Senhor Pedro Torres’ horses. Ulisses and Trinco (European champion this year with Bruno Pica) taught the ladies the feeling of the upper level movements including 2-tempis, piaffer and passage.

The weather was perfect along the shore in Cascais. Perhaps a little breezy one day, but sunny and bright. We were also treated to a demonstration with retired world-champion Oxidado and Pedro’s new star Ahoto. Everyone remarked that it was tremendous to see the capability and athleticism of the Lusitano in full display. This seemed to be the theme for the entire trip.

Everywhere we went, whether at the Portuguese National School of Equestrian Art, sitting on Carlos Oliveira’s exquisitely light Botero and Talismá, or watching Ana Batista try new mounts for Tauromachie, we marveled at the horses. The Lusitano’s unique ability to offer brilliance and strength while maintaining a calm and willing attitude is the quality that engenders the great respect for the breed.

Enjoy the photos…and think about coming to Portugal to experience the finest Lusitanos and training. I have private trips available throughout the year, including riding opportunities and photography intensives with exclusive access. (keron@keronpsillas.com)

4 Responses to “Golegã, Portugal, Part 2”

  1. 1 Linda Graham
    November 25, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I can’t overstate what a wonderful trip Keron put together for us, with the unmatched experience of riding the 2013 World Champion Working Equitation star Trinco and his equally accomplished stablemate Ulisses with instruction from the amazing Pedro Torres. Great accommodations and great times. Thanks to Keron, Carlos, Pedro and Bruno Pico for allowing me to ride the fabulous Trinco for two days!

    • November 28, 2013 at 4:42 am

      Linda! Thank you so much for your kind words about the trip. As I said, I like to take care of my girls!!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed your time here…you are welcome any time! Warmly, Keron

  2. November 28, 2013 at 1:54 am

    What an incredible opportunity, thank you for sharing it with us! The pictures are fantastic and those horses are so beautiful I can’t even deal with it. My mind is boggled by them.

    • November 28, 2013 at 4:40 am

      Hey Mackenzie! Nice to meet you…and thank you for finding the blog. Golegã is a wonderful sight to behold. But I am in love with nearly all of Portugal. But it was the Lusitano that brought me here. Happy Thanksgiving to you! And you are welcome here any time!
      Kind regards, Keron

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