Horses are flight animals - isn't it cruel to put them in a show?
Most of the horses at CAVALLUNA are stallions. There are two reasons for this: There are two reasons for this: Firstly, stallions get on very well without mares and are ideal for socialising. Secondly, they have a natural desire to show themselves. These two requirements are used to select those animals whose nature and character are suitable for a show. No horse in the world can be forced against its will to perform in an aesthetic and carefree way. Not by beating it, depriving it of food or using other methods that are contrary to animal welfare. A person will never succeed in presenting a horse in free dressage or any other equestrian discipline if it is absolutely unwilling to cooperate.
So once you have found a horse that naturally likes to pose and is willing to learn, it is trained for years and prepared for the show situation. Through months of work, the animals are sensitively accustomed to colourful lights, music, applause and so on. Furthermore, every horseman gives the animals the opportunity to get used to the conditions of each new show location.