Riding the Peruvian Paso
Outside Peruvian horse circles, there is little written information about the Peruvian Paso breed, its training, equipment and conformation, (as the training and knowledge of the breed is an oral tradition passed down through the generations), but even less can be found on how to actually ride them. In ‘Riding the Peruvian Paso’, we endeavour to explain how we ride our horses and, more importantly, why we ride them as we do.
We will look at the general principles of equitation, then of Peruvian equitation; the balanced and the non-balanced seat, body and riding aids. We will also discuss the importance of ‘collection’, as well as the purpose of collection in our riding style.
Our aim is to provide our guests with a better understanding of our Peruvian way of riding. We do not pretend that the Peruvian style of riding is the only way to ride a horse, but we do believe that our equitation is the best way to ride the Peruvian Paso and is also an important part of Peru's rich equestrian heritage and tradition.
We highly recommend that all riders new to the Peruvian Paso breed read ‘Riding the Peruvian Paso’, before participating in one of our rides.
We have made the article ‘Riding the Peruvian Paso’ available in PDF format for you to download (see link below).
Download ‘Riding the Peruvian Paso horse’
- Riding the Peruvian Paso (Download PDF format)
We also have the article available as a flip book. Click on the image to open our flip book version.