Manuel Trigo

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About Manuel

Manuel Trigo is originally from Badajoz, Extremadura, located in the South of Spain the North of Seville. Close to the Portuguese border.

Sr. Trigo's academic pursuits led him to Switzerland. Fluent in Spanish and French, Manuel became well versed in the French classical masters studying and practicing the Equitation Francaise de legerete (French equitation of lightness). This has become his passion – this quest for lightness is his daily task performed in the arena with the horses. 

Lightness is not the goal - it is his philosophy. 

His uniqueness as a trainer comes from the fact that he has mastered lightness in these different disciplines;

  • Alta Esquela
  • Doma Vaquera
  • Natural Horsemanship

Manuel trains and teaches internationally in the USA, Costa Rica and Mexico.

He teaches in various languages - English, Spanish and French.

What is Lightness?

What is lightness? LIGHTNESS IS FOR ANY HORSE- ANY RIDER-IN ANY DISCIPLINE-- IN THE SADDLE ON THE GROUND AND AROUND THE HORSE! 

It is the ability of the horse to respond to the slightest request of the rider always with balance, impulsion and with brio.

Lightness is not only a light contact with the hands or the mouth but the self-carriage of the horse, perfect obedience extreme sensitivity to the aids of the rider and a subliminal bilateral communication with the horse.. 

Lightness, Proof of Balance

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