Courses of Native American Indian riding "The Technique of the Heart"
The meetings, developed on three levels, are intended to bring any type of person (even those who have never had any experience with the horse) to the horse world according to the spiritual vision of the Native Americans of the Great Plains or the Sioux.
Davide Bassi, at the age of 17, when he was in Australia, met an elder Lakota, who in the same way as his fathers did, handed down to him the ancient ancestral knowledge of how the Sioux lived the horse and its natural elements in order to connect with this animal without any means of coercion, be in total empathy with it and be able to ride without bite, reins, or saddle.
The days are spent in the farm where the horses live free with the herd, within 14 hectares of land and the participant will learn, following the horse's time, its language and its kinds of relationship in such a manner as to be considered its peer. The first, second and third level last for 2 days each. The intensive workshop including the first, second and third level, lasts for 5 days.
The lessons are initially individual and last one hour; then the riders are inserted into small groups. The lessons are held, prior appointment, from Monday to Sunday, except Tuesdays.
We run annual courses Environmental Equestrian Guides and Riding Instructors.
These courses, according to the conditions agreed with the parties on the hours and riding days, depending on availability, can be attended individually or in small groups for maximum of seven people; courses are held all year round.
Specific in-depth courses
These last one day. They are designed for those who have already made a journey with us through the Native American Indian Riding.
The horses of Aquila Nera can live in large paddocks with shelter or with the herd, within 18 hectares of land. In order to live with the herd, horses are kept barefoot and Aquila Nera chose the natural hoof care trim. Moreover, the approach to all horse must be without any kind of coercion of classical methods.
All excursions are carried out with horses of Aquila Nera, thoroughbreds trained for the Native American Indian riding, that is without bite or reins. For this reason people, although skilled and able to ride, must attend a minimum number of lessons in order to learn this technique.
At Aquila Nera kids approach horses in a playing way and stay with the animal, learn his nature showing the due respect in order to build a real relationship with him. Children will learn to understand the horses and know the environment in which they live.