I communicated with an individual who does this working equitation and was informed that the horses are schooled in dressage............
Oh there is no doubt in my mind the horses dont spend the magority of their training time in dressage. But I really believe they spend a great deal being bomb proofed and putting their dressage training into practise by working outside of the arena and through obstacle courses. I only meant that I would like to see a normal FEI dressage horse attempt to do lead changes around flower pots, canter half pass through poles, extended canter between obstacles then basically piroutte around a series of barrels . I just think those horses are particullarly special that they dont flinch at all.
Yes, they do spend a great deal of time in dressage, however, it is not this closed controlled movements we see in competitive dressage.
I received my basic schooling in dressage on a working cattle ranch in Montana back in the 60's.....so I learned how to use it working cattle.
I would love it if they added this into dressage competitions. I do this kind of thing every day with my horses and always have, except I go around live cows, including the babies and the FEI horses. Shouldn't a "trained" dressage horse do this? I couldn't stand the boredom of just doing "dressage" in the arena.
I've looked online but all I see are videos. Does anyone know where this pattern is printed?
I've got a mare that I'm riding for someone that needs this type of thing .......
desperately. My young stallion could use this too, come to think of it...... they ALL could use it.
Oh I SO want to do that! I just want to ride and learn and do! I'd love to get into that with my horsie (some day my prince will come). What's it called? I want to add it to my list of things to do: dressage, competitive trail, hunter pace, hill topping, endurance, and ....?
ETA x2: I can't stop watching this. It's not like barrel racing. The balance is exquisite for both horse and rider. And so light! This reminds me of that thread about why use reins anyway? Did you notice the contact on that horse's mouth -not a whole lot. Pure-assed balanced seat. Holy wow!
He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).
The balance is exquisite for both horse and rider. And so light! This reminds me of that thread about why use reins anyway? Did you notice the contact on that horse's mouth -not a whole lot. Pure-assed balanced seat. Holy wow!
That's how ALL good cowhorses are trained! If you had to yank and pull on them all the time, or ride the curb like you see so many upper level dressage rider do, you would not get anything done.
This sort of riding is not a mystery -- if you want to learn (or teach your horse to do it) just sign up with any of the so-called "natural horsemanship" cowboys -- Buck Brannaman, Chris Cox, Peter Campbell, Leslie Desmond, etc.
The stress is put on lightness and instant response....