His Riding

When Manuel rides, he does not ride lections or exercises, but he «adjusts» every single part of the horse's body accurately to the millimetre. His riding is not about the question or fact whether a horse does a shoulder-in, Travers, Renvers, Piaffe or Passage. But it is about forming the horse's body every second, every time. In this work, horse and rider achieve an incomparable unity which develops from balance.

His horses are characterised by a sensational mobility and skills in the riding arena, they move so freely that you are reminded of the image of the centaur.

De Oliveira's philosophy does not follow any method, it follows spirituality.

His Philosophy

De Oliveira's photos