4 days a week, under saddle, in hand, with long reins or in the Pillars according to what his needs are at the moment.
You and I together, we will set the goals to reach in the training of your horse and the schedule to keep.
Collection is the key: In my daily work collection, balance of the horse and lightness are my obsessions in the arena no matter what the level of the horse is. That’s the only way to have a happy horse that is interested in his job, with impulsion and movement.
Carol F / USA
Jennifer G / USA
Chris S / USA
There is no horse training without following up with educating the owner. It is one my principles that I am strongly committed to. I will not accept a horse for training if the owner/rider is not ready to be involved in the learning process at the end of each training period. Out of respect for the horses, it is a sine qua non condition! The owner/rider education is an integral part of the horse training. It is necessary that the owner/rider spend the time to learn how to correctly ride or perform the new airs that were taught to the horse.It is the only way to preserve your investment. The owner/rider has to learn the aids, words, and techniques necessary to correctly execute and preserve what his horse as learned with me. This education is usually scheduled at the end of the training period, for example after 3 months of training. When it is necessary, this owner education could be reinforced with private classes on a different horse. This education could be done or repeated several times after the end of the horse training, punctually in cycles. For those out of training for a while, there is always the possibility of doing a refresher or Tune-up for both horse and rider several times a year. Assistance is always available by phone or email even if at that moment we could be separated by a long distance.
Carol F / USA
Chris S / USA
Carol W / USA
Bonny R / USA
Chris S / USA
Manuel offers internships year round in AZ for college students or private riders.(For private riders more details below).
Interns will be involved full or part time depending on their schedule. Manuel requests at least 3 days a week.
Interns will be involved in the daily work around the training of the horses, grooming, saddling, lunging, warm-up and more depending on the rider’s level. They will audit private lessons or clinics at their convenience. Also College interns will be allowed to ride for free in the clinics on the site depending on availability.
Of course the number of interns is limited and scheduled in advanced. If you wish to become an intern with Manuel send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find below testimonials from some interns: "Read Kim June internship presentation with this link"
Kimberly A. June, AZ (Scottsdale Community College and Equine Science)"Hi, I am Kimberly June, a current Scottsdale Community College and Equine Science Major. I am deeply involved in my chosen path of the Equine Industry, and all of the avenues it presents.
Kimberly A. June
Angela Seda-Garvin, COThis winter I was given a huge opportunity in my riding journey. Manuel Trigo asked me to warm up his horses in training. To some it may seem trivial, but to me, in a matter of a few months, this opportunity transformed my riding. My job was to lunge and then walk and trot them on a loose rein under saddle until Manuel was ready to mount. Now who would have thought lunging and walking horses could do so much? Well I certainly never did and I was SO wrong.
Wendy Dinnerstein, WAIt is my opinion that Manuel Trigo is a master of the Equestrian Arts. I had the great honor to meet him in Arizona at his Piaffe and Passage Clinic in 2012. I began studying with him by attending his series of Lightness Clinics. I love how he teaches the theory portion before each series so the student has a clear understanding of each exercise and most importantly clarifies many misunderstandings and improprieties about dressage today. I quickly realized that he had knowledge of the French Classical Dressage and High School that I have been seeking to learn more about. He earned my respect in this time.
Amanda Munion, AZOver the course of my three month internship with Manuel Trigo my riding technique, lunging skills and natural horsemanship evolved and improved immensely. Manuel focuses on correctness of aides and lightness off hand, seat and leg. A large part of the internship was first lunging then warming up the horses before Manuel trains them. He instructed me on how to communicate what I wanted the horse to do on the lunge line through body language. Rather than pulling and whipping he showed me how to position my body to change directions or gaits or speed up or slow down. Then he taught me how to walk the horse, creating a forward, slow cadenced walk using only my seat. Finally, he showed me how to create a forward, slow cadenced trot, with the horse stretching the neck and back, using only my seat, to prepare the horse for its work. The rest of the internship consisted of turning out horses, tacking, untacking and hosing horses. It was very enjoyable to learn all about the Spanish tack and riding styles as well as getting exposed to the many different types of horses, from my warm blood gelding to PRE stallions to Lusitano stallions and everything in between. Though not always fun, it was very good practice to braid and re-braid the horses. Overall this internship was very beneficial towards my riding and general horse skills.