Are you scoring 9's and 10's?

Or is your
Working Equitation horse
Bugged by the Jug!

  • Horse drifting away?
  • Can't stand still?
  • Distracted?
  •  Imagining Jug Bugs?

In the Debug Your Jug Challenge, I help riders go from,

My Horse:

  • Knocks over the Jug or bumps the Table. 
  • Spooks away from the table so I can’t reach the Jug. 
  • Doesn’t stop in time and we pass the Jug.
  •  Can do the obstacle, but doesn’t score very well.

to My Horse:

  • Allows me to choose the line of travel and is careful. 
  • Stands close enough I can reach the Jug, and waits for me. 
  • Approaches with the correct bend and does balanced transitions. 
  • Makes me proud!
  • Follow the checklist so you don't get lost.
  • Work through the lesson with community support.
  • Discover Your horse's missing skills.
  •  Focus on Improving them!

It seems like it should be an easy obstacle to do.
So why isn't it?

Your horse only needs to be able to:

  • Travel a straight line with correct bend beside a table. 
  • Stop precisely where you ask, when you ask. 
  • Remain immobile while you (discover how flexible you are) pick up the Jug.
  • And remain immobile again while you (try not to fall off) put it down again. 
  • Then be ready to leave at whatever gait  you ask, while staying straight.

Piece of cake right?
And surely you won't need those skills for any other obstacle.

Taking the time to break the Jug down into the smallest tasks,
And having a simple way to track your horses responsiveness and progress,
Is the fastest and easiest way to develop a confident, correct Jug obstacle, with a willing horse. 

The Jug challenge includes simplified tasks and instruction,
So you can practice and build on the individual parts rather than feeling overwhelmed,
And avoid pushing your horse and having the quality suffer.

Good Online Instruction!
I didn't even know I needed to figure out some things with the side pass! 

 Very good instruction and both my horses and mostly me figured out things to eventually do a much better side pass.  Thank you, Trish!
Former challenge attendee Brenda Yirsa

Join this 7 day challenge.
Learn to assess and work on improving, from where you're at, not trying to beat someone else.

Your Journey, Is Your Journey!
(And I'm excited to share it with you.)

  • Whether you are New to Working Equitation
  •  New to the Jug, or your horse is
  • Find it difficult to do, or lack confidence
  • Struggle to get a better score and can't quite tell why

The 'Debug Your Jug Challenge' is the solution.
During the challenge, you get to share your challenges and successes, and your journey with others working on a similar but unique goal.

Fun and outcome
"What a nice way to teach your horse. In your own time and on your own location. 

Trish teaches you all the small steps that lead to performance of the exercises. Without stress, so bonding with the horse only improves.
Former challenge attendee Anita Brink

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July 1st - June 7th

Fresh tips!
"I found the systematic breakdown of the sidepass powerful.

I have studied several masters but this is the first time I found subtle details that will allow the rider and horse to step through the move in a manner that is learned rather than forced."
Former challenge attendee Carole Cox

Trish Hyatt 

International Coach and Clinician
National and International Top 10 Competitor
FormerTechnical Delegate & Judge of Working Equitation

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.

Ady McIntosh

"Correction of learned habits.

 The advice was spot on for correcting some problems and Trish can read a photo very well to diagnose what is going on! 

So no need for video only!"

Carol Hodges

"Who would have thought you could learn riding skills on-line?! It is possible and it's fun!
The format for the challenge was well laid out with specific comments and suggestions for improvement which included follow-up exercises ."

Liz Brown

 "A good lesson format Trish with very simple and pertinent exercises.  

These would be helpful for beginners or more advanced horses and riders as a guide to checking the quality of the task.

 I personally found this helpful."

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Limited Time Special Price

$20 $7USD

July 1st - June 7th