Horses trained with Nuno Cavaco

Nuno Cavaco is beginning to become more and more popular and Internationally known for his classical teaching and riding.  Having been in the Portuguese School of Equestrian Arte for 25 years he has now branched out on his own and is offering various quality services for you and your horse.  We consider him to me a high quality trainer that can make a really positive difference to your and your horse.  He services range from –

  • International Clinics –  in-hand work and ridden
  • Training for your horse in Portugal at the stunning estate of Penha Longa
  • Individual lessons in Portugal
  • Exclusive clinics at the beautiful Quinta do Rol

Have a look at his page to find out more about Nuno and his services

If you want to know more about having your horse in training in with Nuno at Penha Longa (there are currently only two spaces available) contact 

Another nice addition is that Nuno has just given and interview for the super Lusitano information site Lusitano Portal  In the near future he will be will be offering In- hand and riding tips on the Lusitano Portal I think worthy of following.

Nuno Cavaconuno cavaco  at quinta do rol

Side Saddle Riding Clinics!

It seems that side saddle riding is making a huge come back and we are welcoming it!

The Iberians are wonderful horses for this riding style.  Dating back to antiquity and developed in the European Countries for Ladies in their fine gowns It has retained a specialty equestrian niche even in the modern world.  Now many women are developing interest in learning this wonderful elegant style of riding.

“The earliest functional “sidesaddle” was credited to Anne of Bohemia (1366–1394). It was a chair-like affair where the woman sat sideways on the horse with her feet on a small footrest. The design made it difficult for a woman to both stay on and use the reins to control the horse, so the animal was usually led by another rider, sitting astride. The insecure design of the early sidesaddle also contributed to the popularity of the Palfrey, a smaller horse with smooth ambling gaits, as a suitable mount for women.

A more practical design, developed in the 16th century, has been attributed to Catherine de’ Medici. In her design, the rider sat facing forward, hooking her right leg around the pommel of the saddle with a horn added to the near side of the saddle to secure the rider’s right knee. The footrest was replaced with a “slipper stirrup”, a leather-covered stirrup iron into which the rider’s left foot was placed. This saddle allowed the rider both to stay on and to control her own horse, at least at slower speeds”.   Source  – Wikipedia

We are delighted to say in 2016 we will be offering ‘Side Saddle Clinics’ in Portugal on trained Lusitanos with a very special and important teacher, who knows a great deal amount the subject and rides side saddle beautiful.

There will be lots more information shortly but in meantime if this is something that would be of interest to you please message me to on the list for further information.  Email Teresa Burton

Image by Christophe Taniere Photography



Our LHF Studio at Golegã

Hello everyone

We have a small but really lovely studio space at Golegã – Everyone welcome to join us.  See more about it at LHF Golegã Studio

HOPE SEE YOU AT GOLEGA!!!  if you would like to meet then feel free to message me TERESA  Mobile number 00 351 964851904

Looking for a Lusitano and want some suggestions send me a message

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