Working Equitation is one of the fastest-growing sports around. Stemming from the vaquero tradition of the Iberian peninsula, the modern discipline of Working Equitation marries the strength and suppleness of dressage with the agility and bravery of trail and cattle horses. This makes Working Equitation one of the best cross-training …
Join Robert Borsos for a full day of horse archery at Carosella 2022!
‘Volta‘ is the Italian word for ‘turn’. (Dressage riders will recognize it from ‘volte’, which is a small circle). The three types of turn are the volta stabile, or ‘stable turn’ the mezza volta, or ‘half turn’ and the tutta volta or ‘full turn’.
The third level of the dressage pyramid is contact. This comes from the horse willingly lifting his back and reaching forward to the bit.
While you wait for the Mounted Combat Masterclass to start, why not test your horsemanship knowledge with a quiz?
Breaking News! Before we get into this week’s topic of Movement, just a heads up that I will be running a FREE online 3-session Mounted Combat Masterclass on December 7th, 8th, & 9th at 1pm PST.
The second level of the pyramid is suppleness, or looseness (losgelassenheit). This isn’t merely the ability of the horse to stretch and bend his frame, but also the relaxation with which he moves.
Three reasons you need to learn Horsemanship Our Cavalier Program has within it three streams of learning: riding, mounted combat, and horsemanship. The reasoning for the first two are fairly obvious: you need to learn to ride, and learn to wield a weapon from horseback. However, it may be less …
What a week that was! Read all about our 2021 Mounted Combat Intensive and Carosella 2021 here … and set your calendars for Labour Day weekend 2022!
Sunday September 26th is Tournament day, and the culmination of Carosella, the Mounted Combat Arts Intensive, and for some of our regular students, an entire year’s worth of training in the arts of riding, horsemanship, and swordplay. There are fun and friendly competitions for all levels of riders and HEMA practitioners, both on the ground and in the saddle.