Dorado Andaluz & MV Training

I fell in love with the Andalusian breed before training with Gaucha when I spent a year at Dorado Andaluz, riding for Alexis Martin-Vegue. Suzanne Punch owns this absolute gorgeous Andalusian farm and training facility, and I had the opportunity to ride there as a working student with Alexis.

Dorado Andaluz indoor arena with to die for footing and views!  That's Alexis and Fenix over by the mirror
Dorado Andaluz indoor arena with to die for footing and views! That’s Alexis and Fenix over by the mirror

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Alexis with Botijo M
Alexis with Botijo M

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At the time, there were four stallions there, along with some 8 plus broodmares, their foals, and several 2 and 3-year-old colts and fillies.

 Alexis and Fenix XXXIII /Gumer.
Alexis and Fenix XXXIII /Gumer.

All three stallion pictures above are credit to StarLight Designs.

Tuno and Fenix in the cross ties
Tuno and Fenix in the cross ties

It was a wonderful chance to ride and get insight to breeding, stallion handling, seeing both training and showing at the upper levels, clinics, show prep, and handling young horses and foals. It was especially fun riding in the arena with a little foal following along the side – so cute.

With Lancia in the warm up ring
With Lancia in the warm up ring

Another treat was to show Lancia at Murieta Equestrian Center. (Such a great show venue – I hope to be back showing there again one day.)

Beautiful Lancia.  Both pictures are credit to Victoria Savage.  Thank you Victoria!
Beautiful Lancia. Both pictures are credit to Victoria Savage. Thank you Victoria!

Most people do this sort of stuff during their college years. I did it as a 40-year-old with two young children at home – put an interesting twist on things sometimes.

If it wasn’t for the 2 hours spent getting to and from the farm in the car each day – I’d still be out there riding these wonderful horses. I miss you Suzanne and Alexis!

If you are interested in a biomechanics riding clinic, here is the latest flyer from MV Training.

Sharing the latest news from Alexis
Sharing the latest news from Alexis

3 thoughts on “Dorado Andaluz & MV Training

  1. What a pretty stable, and even prettier horse!! Makes you want to cry, that’s how beutiful they are. Big dream to have horses like that 🙂 Best wishes //HannaNu längtar man ju bara ännu mer till sommaren… Är det ens möjligt?! ;)http://www.nattstad.se/nilssonmoa

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment Hanna. Yes, aren’t they just gorgeous!? Makes me wonder why on earth I am out there struggling alone with an untrained horse in a little quiet barn on my own… 🙂 In my next life I’ll be back to riding PRE’s! (Och angående sommaren… Den börjar här med Svenska temperatur mått redan i Mars och vid Juni är det så äckligt varmt att man nästan dör ute i solen med ridkläder och stövlar efter 10.00. Vid September är jag sur och trött på svettandet och längtar efter att kanske kunna ha en långärmad tröja på. Och så flugorna då, flugorna!)

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