Peruvian Classical Equitation
Perol Chico offers a special and private full-day riding course for 1 up to max. 4 participants only. The program is suitable for beginners, but also for more advanced riders interested in learning more about our horses and the classical Peruvian riding style. Your riding instructor is Eduard, the owner of the Perol Chico ranch.
During the instructions, you will learn about the Classical Peruvian equitation, which has a somewhat different approach to riding, compared to the better known English or modern Western styles.
The program is suitable for beginners, but also for more advanced riders interested in learning more about our horses and the classical Peruvian style. During this intensive riding course emphasis will be placed on the independent, deep, straight and balanced seat, riding aids, transitions and the importance of 'collection'. You will also learn about the smooth, four-beat lateral gait, the ‘Paso Llano’, that is innate to our breed and unique in the horse world.
The riding course has 4 main components:
- Theory / Lecture. There will be a short demonstration by a rider and well-trained horse, to illustrate what you are learning.
- Building confidence, familiarisation with horses and tack.
- Private riding instruction.
- Short ride in the afternoon.
During the day a delicious lunch will be offered at the ranch.
The program starts at 10.00 am and ends at around 4.00 pm.
Group size: min. 1 - max. 4 participants.
Age: 16 years or older
Please contact us for pricing and availability. If you are in the Sacred Valley we can arrange private transport to and from our ranch.
Click on the image to open our flipbook 'Riding the Peruvian Paso horse'.
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 classical Peruvian equitation; the balanced and the non-balanced seat, body and riding aids. We will also discuss the importance and purpose of ‘collection’ in our riding style.