Welcome to Lorenzo De Angelis’ website!
This is for me an opportunity to introduce to you a great man. It is difficult to put Lorenzo in a fixed category: he is a horse trainer as much as a student of the horse, with experience in the equestrian art dealing especially with young and problem horses at all levels and in all disciplines.
Lorenzo was born in Italy in 1970. In 1986 he found himself by chance in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States. After some pretty hard times he managed to get a degree. He then completed his studies in the UK where he started his work adventure in the city of London.
For as long as his parents can remember he never had a desire to be around horses. There is no history of horses in his family but it’s a well-known fact that his grandmother, Fortunata, used to remember “Stella”, her father’s horse who was working as a carter. His grandfather Carli was a carpenter and in 1937 he carved the head of the “fire horse”. Since 1682, the “fire horse” is one of the most ancient and unique pyrotechnic folk festivals in the whole of Italy. Around this totemic figure rotate the emotions of a whole community as well as the presence of a mythical archetype based on the relationship between the centaur, the earth and fire. It’s therefore not such a strange thing that his first toy was a black horse. He grabbed it during a fair show while on a summer holiday and he still has it.
He started loving horses later in life after his teens. After a riding holiday he was badly injured by a horse reporting a skull line fracture. This was the day after which the need of studying horses began. He let go all his ventures and spent most of his time researching that element of inner-balance, that weak interaction which he felt for a split moment just before the accident.
Since that day he started riding all kinds of horses. People thought he was mad since he was booking riding lesson one after the other. Soon his instructors realised that he had a gift! Due to his body build he was given horses that nobody wanted to ride, especially ex-race horses and soon after they were impressively different. Lorenzo could have been a prospect and his natural talent would have brought him very far in the international horse environment. For family reasons he decided to devote himself to the people he most cares of and he went out of the scene.
Lorenzo is finally back on track! For many years he has been studying and riding literally all kind of horses travelling the world. He is a free spirit! We would like him to stay with us forever but the horse world is his natural environment and out there he can make a big difference!
The basis of his work starts with self-assessment, self-knowledge, inner balance and strength as well as consideration of the horse’s psychological nature. The communication with a horse is a language of touch in accordance with the horse natural model of being and far from a linear way of thinking.
Horses are horses and they bring us back in time through our own primordial emotional structures and through energy forms and frequencies that we have almost lost.
Lorenzo’s way of thinking is most suitable for people who want to improve their riding techniques, their horsemanship skills and also enhance their relationship with the horse.
Horses have a soul! Working with them is a soulful activity!
Lorenzo is very happy to work with any horse no matter what sex, breed or size and I’m happy to introduce his work because it is thanks to him that many horses and horsemen have still their freedom.
Laura Elida Hoffmann