“It was a feast watching Mark ride Cadbury”

“It was a feast watching Mark ride Cadbury yesterday. I have, so far, seen four riders who studied with Mestre Oliveira at some point (some of them much more long term students of the master than Mark) and of all of them, Mark is the closest to Nuno. The use of...

A Note About Sale Horses

All of Mark Russell’s horses for sale are personally trained by Mark Russell. Mark does not employ outside riders or students to train his horses so you may make your purchase in confidence.  Please contact us if you are looking for a horse not listed on the sale page...
Denali

Denali

Sold Being offered for sale late summer/early fall 2011. Denali is 16.3hh, has an extremely kind and gentle disposition and will provide you with  the epitomy of a responsive, connected ride. He has all of his basic gaits, has shoulders in, counter shoulders in,...

Relaxation, Flexion, and Strength

By Mark Russell. Article appearing in PRE Magazine Summer 2011. One of the reasons for teaching the horse to be light to the aids is to support the healthy flow of energy through the horse’s whole body. In the education of the horse, relaxation, flexion, and...