Course Structure

Horse-friendly riding starts with allowing the horses to live in a way that fulfills their basic needs: freedom, friends and forage. Next comes groundwork, which helps to establish trust and respect. Only when the basis is solid, we proceed to riding with soft feel. Riding out in nature at a walk helps our guests to relax and deepen their understanding.

Plan for the week:

Courses include ground work, riding lessons and trail riding, depending on the interest and needs of the groups, so that a typical week might look like this:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Theory and groundwork
07:00
12:00
Groundwork
07:00
12:00
Riding lesson
07:00
12:00
Trail ride
07:00
12:00
Riding lesson
07:00
12:00
Riding lesson
12:00
19:00
Trail ride
12:00
19:00
Groundwork
12:00
19:00
Groundwork
12:00
19:00
Roundpen work
12:00
19:00

Monday

  • Theory and groundwork
    07:00 - 12:00
  • Riding lesson
    12:00 - 19:00

Tuesday

  • Groundwork
    07:00 - 12:00
  • Trail ride
    12:00 - 19:00

Wednesday

  • Riding lesson
    07:00 - 12:00
  • Groundwork
    12:00 - 19:00

Thursday

  • Trail ride
    07:00 - 12:00
  • Groundwork
    12:00 - 19:00

Friday

  • Riding lesson
    07:00 - 12:00
  • Roundpen work
    12:00 - 19:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Groundwork
07:00
12:00
Groundwork
12:00
19:00
Groundwork
12:00
19:00

Tuesday

  • Groundwork
    07:00 - 12:00

Wednesday

  • Groundwork
    12:00 - 19:00

Thursday

  • Groundwork
    12:00 - 19:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Riding lesson
07:00
12:00
Riding lesson
07:00
12:00
Riding lesson
12:00
19:00

Monday

  • Riding lesson
    12:00 - 19:00

Wednesday

  • Riding lesson
    07:00 - 12:00

Friday

  • Riding lesson
    07:00 - 12:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Roundpen work
12:00
19:00

Friday

  • Roundpen work
    12:00 - 19:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Theory and groundwork
07:00
12:00

Monday

  • Theory and groundwork
    07:00 - 12:00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Trail ride
07:00
12:00
Trail ride
12:00
19:00

Tuesday

  • Trail ride
    12:00 - 19:00

Thursday

  • Trail ride
    07:00 - 12:00
No events available!
Groundwork is a very important part of our courses, while 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.