Structure of riding courses
The schedule for each week is adapted to the needs of our participants at the time, but here is an example of the basic underlying structure.
10am Working with the horses
3pm Working with the horses
6pm Wrap up for the day
Working with the horses can be ground work, riding lessons or trail riding, depending on the interest and needs of the groups, so that a typical week might look like this:
|Theory and groundwork||Groundwork||Riding lesson||Riding lesson||Roundpen work|
|Riding lesson||Trail ride||Groundwork||Trail ride||Riding lesson|
The trail rides into the surrounding nature are kept at a walk to develop our feel and relaxation with the horse and deepen the understanding of the learned concepts.
There is always time for more theory and discussion around the work with the horses.
Saturday is your day to explore the surrounding country side or try other activities. Sunday is reserved for arrival and departure and we can of course help you with the logistics of travelling to and from the ranch, as well as with planning a stop over in Lisbon or another city.