“You have opened my eyes and heart to the true meaning of riding – to be one with your horse” Mikaela, Sweden

Francisco is very happy to come to give clinics or demonstrations helping riders all around the world on their own horses, whatever your breed of horse, whatever the level of the riders and wherever you live… Francisco currently regularly visits clients in UK, USA, Germany, France and Sweden.

If you need advice on how to organise a clinic at your place, or to discuss available dates,
please call Francisco directly on +351 919 187 608

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Halmyre Stables, Stonehaven – Scotland, 30 april – 5 may 2014

Francisco is also visiting for a clinic the Middlepart Farm, in North Airshire, Scotland in 6 – 8 may 2014:

A testimony from the audience (Liz Holmes) :

“What is there to say?
Such a tall, elegant and distinguished gentleman – with the physique of a man half his years! Charisma, intelligence and a sense of humour and he actually knows a thing or two about handling and riding horses too!
Francisco treated us to a demonstration where he showed what he expects from a horse working both in hand and on the lunge, explaining how people are in too much of a hurry to get the end result! He asked us to consider what the ‘three P’s’ would mean for us regards working with horses – and for him it could only mean three things “Patience! Patience! & Patience!”
His smooth voice alone could woo both the horse and his audience – still the best was yet to come, as he rode two very different horses ably, humbly and beautifully. He likened the handling of the reins as one might pluck the strings of a Portuguese guitar! If we didn’t take something valuable away with us, then we only had ourselves to blame for lacking the power of observation!
It was a privilege at last to meet this ‘Master of his Art’ … ‘Haste ye back Francisco’! … You gave us so much and yet asked for very little in exchange!
Thank you!”
Liz Holmes




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18-21 May 2012