Horses Are More than a Hobby
Training at Hallelujah Horse Ranch is a different kind of horsemanship.
We practice Classical Horsemanship.
Classical Horsemanship results in a rider who now has the feet and mind of the horse and the horse has the heart and soul of the rider.
Classical Horsemanship is best defined by Jean Phillipe Giacomini, student of the Master Nuno Oliviera, by these words:
"Dressage can be done by a rider in Topper and Tails on a Warmblood, a Cowboy on a Quarter-Horse or a Bedouin on an Arabian, but it cannot be *lived* truly without study, without effort, without principals and without compassion. If the horse doesn't display self carriage, freedom of movement (within his genetic ability) and visible enjoyment when performing dressage movements, then the Art is surely only happening in the deluded mind of the rider."
The word "DRESSAGE" simply means TRAINING.