..where modern and classical

dressage meet..

About Paulo

Paulo Bastos comes originally from Portugal and is a dressage and Working Equitation trainer who combines classical and modern riding methods.

Regardless of the level of the horse and rider, whether it's novice or Grand Prix level equipage, he always emphasizes work in balance with a relaxed horse, which can be collected without getting tense and moving with impulsion forward.

He teaches how to use horse's own balance to get a desirable movement, how to make a horse work actively with it's hind legs and use it's back correctly to be able to carry the rider in balance.

Striving for a harmony between horse and rider, Paulo pays a lot of attention to precise aids for a horse and a correct rider's seat what makes the horse to understand his tasks easily and makes riding pleasant for both rider and the horse.