Working Equitation

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  1. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Anyone here do it?
    We went for a working equitation lesson with a classical teacher today and loved it. We did the whole course that was set up at a walk. We answered interesting questions and worked through some resistance, but it was great, spiraling, volte around poles, a jump, wooden bridge, moving a bamboo from barrel to barrel, a gate with a cotton rope, weaving and change of direction around 3 barrels, backing straight, sidepassing down and over a pole, backing in an l, ringing a bell...might be forgetting something. I really really liked it and I was very proud of our communication and improvement. It was really fun, a test of skill and good for both of our minds. I am excited to learn more.
     
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    froglander Senior Member

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    Have not, but I want to!
     
  3. sherian

    sherian Senior Member

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    actually doing a intro clinic next weekend. I have been starting to add a few obstacles to my jump field for a bit of variety.
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    That sounds like a lot of fun.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I would have loved to have done this!! I saw a vid of the Lusitano's and riders, it was so impressive. What a fun thing to do, glad you get the chance. :heartbeat:
     
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  6. Dehda01

    Dehda01 Full Member

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    I have run a few clinics on it with a good clinician. And have made all the obstacles to work my horses on. I LOVE IT! My horses love having a purpose for the “why” and am requiring certain dressage movements. This helps explain things for them and really make them enjoy their work.
     
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    sherian Senior Member

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    @Dehda01 (and anyone else) can you share pics of the obstacles for inspiration?
     
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    I don’t think I can share pictures of the Clinics for security reasons, I will have to see if I have any without riders in them.
     
  9. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    From the videos I've seen, it looks fascinating! I'd love to see what patterns and obstacles are normally used. From a quick google, it looks like there is always a bridge, gate, side pass pole(s), and then barrels or poles to slalom or cloverleaf. It seems that jumps are pretty common as well. What am I missing?
     
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    Backing to a bell. Livestock pen, garrocha pole to ring or ball. Picking up a jug. That is just for the obstacle part. That is the flashy part. Then there is the dressage part without obstacles. WE had a nice website explaining separate classes and divisions.
     
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