An exclusive interview with two classical masters, sharing their views on training, breeding and communicating with horses.

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For clarity, here are the details of some of the people and places that Manolo mentions during the interview:

@ 45:25 - Alvaro Domecq Romero and his father were from an aristocratic Spanish family, and one of the most influential riders in Spain at the time. The    Domecq family were famous for export Sherry, breeding the finest bulls and of course their horse training skills.

@ 46:15 - Manolo was one of the six founding members of the ' Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre' notably the Spanish Riding School in Jerez which is one of the 4 Spanish riding schools in the world – Austria, Portugal, France and Spain.

@ 46:45 - The Cadre Noir of Saumur, French National Riding school.

@ 51:02 - At 18 years of age in 1971 Manolo was presented with a gold whip by the Director and head rider from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

@ 51:16 - Hans Handler was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

@ 51:32 - Arthur Kottas was riding under Handler and later became Director of the School.

Find out more about Manolo at

 www.manolomendezdressage.com

Find out more about Belinda at

 www.belindabolsenbroek.academy

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