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Straightness Training Live Event 2014

WOW!!! The Straightness Training Live Event 2014 was F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C.!

In August 2014 about 70 amazing ST Mastery Students from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, US and the UK brought there fantastic vibes to the event and we had an awesome time together!!

I did some training sessions with Prince Elmelund and Romanesque in all 5 pillars of groundwork, work in hand, longeing, riding and liberty. There were some excellent lessons with students and their own horses and several lucky students won the opportunity to have a lesson with Prince Elmelund and Romanesque. A brilliant demo by Noora Ehnqvist about body awareness and a hugely entertaining and valuable demo by Rupert Issacson from the Horse Boy Method!

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Working Equitation for the first time

In Brazil I had the wonderful opportunity to be introduced to Working Equitation at Haras do Castanheiro, the beautiful breeding  of Dr.ª Clélia M. Erwenne Araújo Pinto (see the video at the end of this article).

Working Equitation

Working Equitation (WE) is a working riding discipline for all breeds, which has its origin in the Iberian countries, France and Italy. It grew out of decades of daily work with cattle in the open countryside where the rider had to carry out duties on horseback.

WE consists of 4 phases:

  1. Dressage
  2. Obstacle course with style
  3. Obstacle course with speed
  4. Working with cattle

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