Manuela was found waiting to be sent to be slaughtered for meat.


Birthday: June 15, 2013

Manuela was rescued from going for meat by a friend of ours in Malaga who regularly helps horses in need and finds them safe forever homes. As so often is the case Manuela was underweight and needed lots of TLC and good food.

She arrived here in June 2017. She is a lovely soft and friendly girl who will start her training after the summer, she is a wonderful addition to the herd.


In September 2017 Manuela was introduced to the 12 Trainee Connection Training Instructors who were out on a weeks' long camp to practice their skills and learn new things too.


Her she is with Suzy Deurinck have a cuddle in between training sessions.



Over the winter we started working with Manuela over ground poles to start with and then raising them up to help her with her body awareness.


Getting out and about has also been a large part of Manuela's education in the.


She is only 5 and we don't know what her background was before she was rescued. It is so important to make her adventures out into the big wide world as positive and calm as possible.


Going out for walks is one of her favourite things to do


One thing we like to do with the youngsters is play around at the mounting block with them at liberty giving them free choice to move away if they need too.


Asking Manuela to line up, stand still and have people gently leaning over at the mounting block is  all great practice.


We are aiming for very calm, relaxed horses at the mounting block. The behaviour then transfers to ridden work in the future as they are happy and relaxed to be there.

Manuela's Gymnastic Ground Work

In April 2018 Hannah Weston came out to run a 4 day Gymnastic Ground Work Course closely followed by Angelica Hesselius with her Positive Academic Art of Riding course. Manuela was a superstar and became a firm favourite with the guests.