‘Poca favilla gran fiamma seconda’ (Dante)
Poca favilla gran fiamma seconda” – “A great flame follows a little spark”. (Paradiso: Canto I; The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri) Each day working with horses creates a small step forward. But these small steps create great strides over time. It’s often only when I look back over photographs of my journey with a…
Farewell to Marie and Vip
It’s the end of an era at Quinta do Brejo. We have said farewell to two of the most important members of our team – our working student from Canada, Marie-Philip and our beautiful 10 year old Lusitano, Vip. After a year and half of schooling with us, Vip is now continuing his journey elsewhere.…
Two become one… Cheque’s tale.
I’m sure many of you will remember Cheque. As a three year old he was the first horse to join me in my new adventure at Quinta do Brejo. Soon after he turned four a visitor from Sweden fell in love with him and decided to change her life by becoming a horse owner. Her…
Some of you might remember the photoshoot that was taken a few months back at Quinta do Brejo with Vip. Well, the photos have now arrived with us and I thought I would share some outtakes with you.
Over the Moon
And so with heavy hearts we have waved goodbye to Moon Fox, the Spanish Mustang mare we have had the pleasure of training here at Quinto do Brejo for the past four months. Moon came to us as a five year old at the beginning of her schooling and has now rejoined her owner to…
Between the Poles via Equador
We have another new arrival at Quinta do Brejo: Equador. He is a handsome 3 year old PSL Lusitano from the breeder, Quinta da Encosta. His movement is beautiful – we’re really looking forward to how he develops over the coming months. We’re almost overflowing with riches now! Our stables at Quinta do Brejo are…