Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! Prizes for the Carosella 2023 tournaments were provided by Equine Essentials, Greenhawk Vancouver, and Ahal Khalsa Sikh Martial Arts. We are also extremely grateful to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara who provided a delicious lunch for the participants of the Academie Duello Accolade Tournament! …
Never ridden a horse or wielded a weapon? No worries! Carosella 2023 has plenty of workshops for the most beginner of beginners. If you’re starting at the very beginning, here are some very good places to start.
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 …