Ease of Handling Trial with a true World Master! The Lusitano, Trigo, was on the Portuguese World Championship winning Team in Working Equitation and in this video, we watch as together with Vasco Godinho, a pupil of Pedro Torres, they tackle the various obstacles, most of which originates from the work the ranchers and their horses would encounter on a regular basis.
The gate, the bridge, the slalom on a straight line- these obstacles could not be more dissimilar to one another and require not only the trust and willingness of the horse but also the awareness and sensitivity of the rider. No one can help so well more than the multiple World Champion, Pedro Torres. Learn how the single elements are broken down and how one should train for this in order to achieve a rhythmical, smooth and impressive round, and why riding elegantly can make such a difference.
He does the flying changes with ease, steps easily backwards through the corridor after ringing the bell and transitions within the gaits are done almost playfully- and all with just one hand! At the advanced level, the entire trial is ridden with one hand. Enjoy watching the art that is Working Equitation as World Champion Bruno Pica rides Trinco through an Advanced level display for us.
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Pedro Torres is one of the most successful Working Equitation riders world-wide. Born in Portugal he educates and trains horses and students as well as training the Portuguese Working Equitation National Team, that have won many European and World Championship titles.> more
Pedro Torres demonstrates once more why classical dressage forms the basis of Working Equitation. The cow work and Speed Trial require a lightning-fast reaction from the horse but also precision and suppleness. The multiple World Champion shows us how it is done.
Duration: 07:26 Minutes
The training of the Working Equitation obstacles requires, above all, trust between the horse and the rider. World and European Champion Pedro Torres demonstrates how you can introduce an unexperienced horse quietly and without a doubt to these new challenges.
Duration: 23:10 Minutes
Above all, the rider has direct contact with the horse's body via the reins and leg aids and can generate specific behavioral responses through targeted actions. Learn here how important it is to first take a step back yourself and give the horse the time to find out for himself the connection between the demands and the desired reaction.
Duration: 25:15 Minutes
The slalom is a big challenge in Working Equitation. The horse must be supple and agile and able to carry weight easily on the hindquarters. Pedro Torres shows us various exercises that will best prepare the horse for this work.
Duration: 09:41 Minutes
Derived from the centuries-old culture of the working horse in southern Europe, Working Equitation combines the disciplines dressage, ease of handling trial, speed trial and for teams, cow work. This video shows World and European Champion, Pedro Torres, as he goes through the dressage work that is a necessary foundation for all aspects of Working Equitation.
Duration: 28:13 Minutes