I'm excited to show you the basic requirements of riding Working Equitation. Sometimes 'seeing' what is required of a lower level horse helps you understand that you too can certainly participate and nothing would make me happier than to introduce you to this wonderful sport that benefits our horses so much.
Introduction to Working Equitation
Any Breed, Any Tack English, Western, Spanish... as long as your tack is of one tradition, it is probably suitable for Working Equitation.
7 Progressive Levels From Intro Walk/Trot to Master level, with all obstacles done in canter with one hand on the reins. There's a level for everyone.
Working Dressage Simply riding specific gaits and patterns, at specific markers with the aim to improve your horse's training and health.
Includes Obstacle Trials too.
Cattle (optional) Only occassionally offered due to logistics.
Introduction to WE Obstacles
What you need to set up, and How to perform, Working Equitation obstacles for show or fun.
Obstacles are based on what you would expect to find in the real world. Not designed to be scary.
Ease of Handling - Obstacles judged like dressage on quality of movement and performance. How much finesse can you show while working a specific set of numbered obstacles?
Obstacles at speed. Now that you've learned the obstacles with finesse, can you go faster and not get penalties?
Each time I do one of your on-line courses I either am reminded of skills about the sport or learn new ways of maneuvering with my horse, or ideas for strategies to achieve a smoother ride. Lots of great tips and of special value is the understanding of setting up obstacles in a measured format, this is something I like to put to practice as well as share with my students. Thank you for the continued learning opportunity Trish!
International Coach and Clinician National and International Top 10 Competitor Technical Delegate and WEDU Judge of Working Equitation (retired)
Trish Hyatt puts her many skills to use introducing the international discipline of Working Equitation to riders eager to improve their partnership with their horse, with a focus on fun, classical horsemanship and use of the horse for practical work or as cross-training for other disciplines.
Trish's superpower is the ability to give you and your horse what you need in a way that you understand so each horse and rider makes progress and knows what they need to work on.