A considerate portion of the Working Equitation is the cow work, only carried out as a team and stemming from the traditional work the ranchers encountered daily. You get to see first-hand which exercises are so important and in a real-life situation; the cattle have no idea what is expected. Speed, patience, and precision are necessary as it is not always easy to keep the herd under control!
Another part of Working Equitation is the Speed Trial. World Champion Pedro Torres and his legendary stallion Oxidado are absolute experts. With agility and amazing changes in tempo, they fly around the course - from the wooden bridge, through the gate through to handling the Garrocha effortlessly. Be inspired by the ease with which the pair work together!
Pedro Torres shows us in this video how Working Equitation is hardly possible without a classical dressage foundation. Both disciplines require an agile, willing, relaxed, attentive and well-schooled horse.
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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
Anja Beran is training the Arabian stallion Malakil step by step according to classical Dressage principles. In this video the basics of the work in hand are introduced. Basic education and lateral movements from the ground are an excellent preparation for work under saddle.
Duration: 08:08 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
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
In Working Equitation, rideability and agility are key factors in the Ease of Handling Trial, as is elegance and smoothness. World Champion, Pedro Torres, explains to us how this can be achieved as we watch a training session with his student, Vasco Godinho. A special highlight awaits you at the end- Working Equitation at the highest level!
Duration: 18:32 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