The special bond…

Irish Cameron Hanley is well known for his good riding and his love for his horses.


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Cameron Hanley is a pillar of Irish Team for many years and he his well known not only for the results he reaches in competitions but even more for his very good riding and his love for his horses. His riding is based on the special bond between his horses and him. Hanley has a great sensibility and a big heart, and he never loss his willing and renounced to his dream even when life has been very tough with him…
His training is based on being, first of all, clever… The rider must be, first of all, a competent horseman. He must be respectful of all the needs of horses, starting from their natural life needs. Ordinary management, fitness, good riding and feeling are Hanley basic concepts. Listen to your horse, before asking him to do something for you and then, when you ask, wait his answer and reward him soon… Keep listening, be careful to horse’s movement, maintain your position correct, your seat light and in a good balance; stay always in armony with your horse.
When you ask, be content of little, reward always. Work by thinking.

A horse will be always happy and confident with a rider who has both tact and sensitivity because he knows that he will be respected and will never be pushed beyond his possibilities. Reward the horse each time he does what you asked him. Never ask more than he is capable of giving. Make him a friend, try always to understand and reassure him: horse must feel comfortable, calm and relaxed, in deep connection with his rider. Training a horse is mainly feeling and trying, accordingly to what you feel, to help the horse and not to force him to do something…
Riding is research and achievement of armony between horse and rider.