Pedro’s training techniques are in high demand around the world. Riders from Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Russia, Mexico and the United States seek his help in “normal” riding, dressage or Working Equitation. His approach of adapting to the horse’s personality and abilities, and analysing how the rider can help the horse is what makes him such a wonderful trainer and rider.
“Riding is a dance, but horse and rider have to listen to the same music,” Pedro says. His training philosophy comes from years and years spent riding and teaching different horses, from small stables to some of the most renowned establishments for classical horsemanship and equestrian art, such as the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. Many of Portugal’s most successful international competition riders have come from the Portuguese School – Gonçalo Cavalho, Miguel Ralao, Daniel and Carlos Pinto, Luis Valenca, Nuno Palma, to name a few.
The School exclusively works with Lusitano horses; the breed is known to be flashy and bold, but they are also very sensitive horses. Today’s Warmbloods are a lot closer to the Lusitano in temperament Pedro says.
“The right training prepares horses and riders slowly for the next step in their education. If you force too much in the beginning it just becomes frustrating when they don’t do what you ask, because they are not ready. The most important advice is to be patient and to try to understand. Don’t try to make big steps, try to make solid steps,” he cautions.
Are you curious about what you can learn from Pedro Torres? Then don’t miss the Dressage Masterclass and Education Sessions with the Portuguese Master!
THURSDAY 5.15PM - STABLECOMFORT ARENA
THURSDAY 6PM - STABLECOMFORT ARENA
FRIDAY 9.30AM - AQUALUMA GRAND PAVILION
SATURDAY 5PM - STABLECOMFORT ARENA
SATURDAY 5.45PM - STABLECOMFORT ARENA
SUNDAY 2PM - STABLECOMFORT ARENA
SUNDAY 2.45PM - HORSERAIL ARENA