The sun sets behind Hipico Leloir, a horseback-riding stable in Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires, on a muggy Tuesday evening after a lesson.  Juan Jose Bataglia opened the place 20 years ago to teach equitation.  Now there are 16 horses living at Leloir, some belonging to Juan and some to other riders. (13 February 2013)
       
     
 Pipe squints her eyes as Juan Bataglia shows one of his students, Micaela, 11, how to bridle her.  "You must learn everything about the horse," he says to her.  "It's not just about learning to ride the horse; you have to know the horse, and you have to learn to care for it and prepare it, as well."  (31 January 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 Juan instructs a young rider, Dorita, on the correct way to guide her pony, Angus.  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 Riders Micaela (left) and Julieta (right) circle the ring at a canter preparing to jump, as Juan keeps an eye out and gives instruction.  (31 January 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 Juan Jose Bataglia, lover of horses, mate and life, owner of Hipico Leloir, and trainer of many a talented young rider. (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 "You have to feel the horse!" Juan constantly instructs his riders.  "There must be harmony between you and the horse.  You must listen to each other."  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 Juan demonstrates model jumping form.  "There are five points of contact with the horse: the seat, the leg, the hands, the mouth, and the bat." (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 Taking a moment to sit back and sip some mate tea during a lesson, Juan jokes around with a boy from the neighborhood come to visit him and the horses.  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 After a lesson on drizzley Tuesday afternoon, Juan and one of his boarders, Florencia Beato, discuss riding equipment quality and pricing.  (12 January 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 At the end of a long lesson, Juan Bataglia removes himself from the ring to sit back in a chair and observe his students, analyzing each individual's technique.  "Each one has their own problem, their own mentality, their own fear, and I have study each one to figure out what it and correct it."  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     
 The sun sets behind Hipico Leloir, a horseback-riding stable in Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires, on a muggy Tuesday evening after a lesson.  Juan Jose Bataglia opened the place 20 years ago to teach equitation.  Now there are 16 horses living at Leloir, some belonging to Juan and some to other riders. (13 February 2013)
       
     

The sun sets behind Hipico Leloir, a horseback-riding stable in Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires, on a muggy Tuesday evening after a lesson.  Juan Jose Bataglia opened the place 20 years ago to teach equitation.  Now there are 16 horses living at Leloir, some belonging to Juan and some to other riders.
(13 February 2013)

 Pipe squints her eyes as Juan Bataglia shows one of his students, Micaela, 11, how to bridle her.  "You must learn everything about the horse," he says to her.  "It's not just about learning to ride the horse; you have to know the horse, and you have to learn to care for it and prepare it, as well."  (31 January 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

Pipe squints her eyes as Juan Bataglia shows one of his students, Micaela, 11, how to bridle her.  "You must learn everything about the horse," he says to her.  "It's not just about learning to ride the horse; you have to know the horse, and you have to learn to care for it and prepare it, as well."  (31 January 2013, Buenos Aires)

 Juan instructs a young rider, Dorita, on the correct way to guide her pony, Angus.  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

Juan instructs a young rider, Dorita, on the correct way to guide her pony, Angus.  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)

 Riders Micaela (left) and Julieta (right) circle the ring at a canter preparing to jump, as Juan keeps an eye out and gives instruction.  (31 January 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

Riders Micaela (left) and Julieta (right) circle the ring at a canter preparing to jump, as Juan keeps an eye out and gives instruction.  (31 January 2013, Buenos Aires)

 Juan Jose Bataglia, lover of horses, mate and life, owner of Hipico Leloir, and trainer of many a talented young rider. (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

Juan Jose Bataglia, lover of horses, mate and life, owner of Hipico Leloir, and trainer of many a talented young rider. (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)

 "You have to feel the horse!" Juan constantly instructs his riders.  "There must be harmony between you and the horse.  You must listen to each other."  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

"You have to feel the horse!" Juan constantly instructs his riders.  "There must be harmony between you and the horse.  You must listen to each other."  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)

 Juan demonstrates model jumping form.  "There are five points of contact with the horse: the seat, the leg, the hands, the mouth, and the bat." (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

Juan demonstrates model jumping form.  "There are five points of contact with the horse: the seat, the leg, the hands, the mouth, and the bat." (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)

 Taking a moment to sit back and sip some mate tea during a lesson, Juan jokes around with a boy from the neighborhood come to visit him and the horses.  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

Taking a moment to sit back and sip some mate tea during a lesson, Juan jokes around with a boy from the neighborhood come to visit him and the horses.  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)

 After a lesson on drizzley Tuesday afternoon, Juan and one of his boarders, Florencia Beato, discuss riding equipment quality and pricing.  (12 January 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

After a lesson on drizzley Tuesday afternoon, Juan and one of his boarders, Florencia Beato, discuss riding equipment quality and pricing.  (12 January 2013, Buenos Aires)

 At the end of a long lesson, Juan Bataglia removes himself from the ring to sit back in a chair and observe his students, analyzing each individual's technique.  "Each one has their own problem, their own mentality, their own fear, and I have study each one to figure out what it and correct it."  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)
       
     

At the end of a long lesson, Juan Bataglia removes himself from the ring to sit back in a chair and observe his students, analyzing each individual's technique.  "Each one has their own problem, their own mentality, their own fear, and I have study each one to figure out what it and correct it."  (9 February 2013, Buenos Aires)