Working Equitation Obstacles


Working Equitation: What is it?

Working Equitation is a relatively new discipline that combines dressage with working cattle. It's been around since the 1990's in countries such as France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. 

There are four phases in Working Equitation: Dressage, Ease of Handling, Speed, and Cow.

Both the Ease of Handling and Speed phases require the horse and rider team to work an obstacle course. Obstacles could include maneuvering through a gate, crossing a bridge, moving an object such as a cup, and carrying a garrocha pole.

Why We Love It:

Working Equitation is a discipline that is quickly gaining popularity for its combined skill testing of precision, speed, and agility from both horse and rider.

Work at your own pace from a variety of course materials designed to support different learning styles. A combination of text, diagrams, and videos will have you practicing with confidence! You'll even get access to a virtual coach when you need it. 

The best part is that you can start where you are at today. No matter your current skill set or level, there is always room for improvement. 

Training for the obstacle event of the competition can help improve weak spots in your horse’s training.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to correctly perform the 19 obstacles in working equitation
  • How to pinpoint and improve weaknesses in your horse’s training
  • How to refine your horse’s Bend, Go, Stop, Turn, Reinback or Sideways


  • A horse to ride
  • The ability safely walk, stop, and turn your horse
  • Rest assured, you can feel comfortable starting at your own level!

What You Get:

  • 1 year of access to all course materials
  • Material segmented into 4 obstacle sections with 4-6 lessons per section
  • Further courses around this topic if you're interested--this is the first of a series called "Working Equitation Mastery For The Rest of Us" program 

What It Costs:


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