Working Equitation Mastery...
For The Rest Of Us!
Discover Your Unique Working Equitation Path
Step-by-step online resources and support, tailor made for your goals
New to Working Equitation?
Wondering what it's all about?
Learn the ins and outs of WE.
Want to have more fun?
Master details, grow your bond and have fun with your horse.
Ready to win in WE?
First time, or ready to move up?
Discover what's holding you back.
Attract more clients?
Add to your saleable skills with
new tools to help your students.
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Are you looking for exciting and fun ways to teach your horse skills?
Skills that give purpose to your everyday practice!
You may have tried to learn more about Working Equitation, but you see these videos on YouTube and think, I can't do that.
Maybe you've tried obstacles but your horse had trouble doing some of them.
You might feel like either your horse isn't good enough, or you aren't.
And that's just plain wrong.
I believe any horse can benefit from learning Working Equitation skills.
And Working Equitation can also help you strengthen your relationship with your horse.
As you break your new goals into manageable, fun, easily accomplished tasks, it allows you and your horse to be successful, together.
You've discovered the fun of Working Equitation. Are both you and your horse enjoying and benefiting fully, from practicing the obstacles?
Practicing gives you ample opportunities to praise and bond with your horse and you love spending time with your horse. But sometimes it's hard to stay focused on any sort of a goal, as you're not sure what you should be working on.
It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel like you're going in circles, repeating things, but not really seeing much improvement.
WE obstacles reminds me of playing pool (billiards). You can just knock the balls in the pockets, and that's pretty fun.
But eventually you may want to add in some strategy, and precision techniques, to perform better.
Practicing correctly has an added benefit. I know your horse's welfare is also a top priority and improving your understanding and technique allows you to focus on developing your horse physically (balanced) as well as mentally (problem solving) and emotionally (bonding and confidence).
A horse that moves unbalanced, is causing premature wear. The obstacles are a great way to work on and measure your horse's improvement. The more balanced you can help them be, the longer they'll stay sound and happy. That is a key part of what you'll focus on in Working Equitation Mastery.
You'll learn how to recognize and correct obstacle problems that happen because steps have been missed. And more importantly, because your horse is not balanced.
You learn to make a plan, and know the steps you need so you and your horse will both feel more balanced and better able to perform, for a long, long time.
You'll be able to accomplish what you've only dreamed of, while having more fun.
Do you hope to score higher than last time to confirm you're making progress? Or hope to move up a level, but feel stuck?
Hey if you're new to competing, or maybe not so new, you might just be trying to not get disqualified, again.
To achieve any of those, you need to know what's required, what's not working, and how to fix it.
It may be something very subtle.
You may already have a great coach, but sometimes you need to hear something a little differently to 'get it'.
And you may have a perfect question for your coach today, but forget it by your next lesson and not have someone else to ask.
For a lot of people there are no coaches in their area and getting to clinics is too challenging or expensive.
And it's pretty disheartening when you do get to a clinic or show, and feel like you wasted your entry fee.
I understand how it feels to be doing what everyone else is, and having it not work for your horse.
You think if it's working for all your friends, it must be you. Or your horse just isn't trying. And you don't like how either of those make you feel.
I disagree. I believe that every horse learns differently. There is no one size fits all.
My mission is to help you, help your horse progress, so you can achieve the goals you have set.
Are you looking for fun ways to help your clients achieve their personal goals with their horses?
And, lets face it, you need to make money, and support your horse habit!
If you're a coach looking for an innovative way to teach your riders both everyday, and technical skills, this is a great sport to introduce them to.
Or you can pick and choose the parts that work with your program for cross-training.
Adding precision obstacle work to your lesson routine will help with rider retention and motivation as you and your riders can set tangible goals.
And it helps you with diagnosing problems as you break the more challenging tasks down as outlined in the lessons.
I believe that learning with horses never ends, and I can see you do too.
You being here today tells me you're looking for something new, or at least more information on Working Equitation.
If you're like most professional horse people, you're extremely busy.
Many coaches don't have the time (or money) to travel and learn. That can be very frustrating, whether you're trying to advance your own horses, or help your students.
I understand how that feels as I was developing my career while being a single parent to two young kids.
You're a big part of the reason I created online courses. I love teaching those that are going to teach others (or their horses).
By creating online courses, you can access the training you need, on your schedule and wherever you are in the world.
What I do
I help you learn how to...
- Communicate more clearly with your horse.
To develop a better relationship and improve your skills for any discipline.
- Understand both the basic and the technical parts of Working Equitation,
to the degree that suits you, whether you are a beginner or a pro.
Increase your fun with your horse in a way that lets them have fun too!
- Measure and improve your horse's current level of training using Working Equitation obstacles and skills. No matter what your current discipline, you and your horse will have a greater variety of tools. More fun = Less Boring.
No matter where you are in the world.
WHAT I BELIEVE
I believe everyday people can develop extraordinary horses.
- At Working Equitation Simplified you get the skills and support to assess where your horse is currently at. Measure progress, and know your next steps. I guide you to become thinking horse-people.
- There are no gimmicks used, no quick fixes. It's about developing the building blocks, starting with a strong foundation. That way your horse is ready and able to do whatever you ask of them.
- Your horse will develop in it's own way, in it's own time. There is no one size fits all.
Each horse and rider pair have different goals, available time, motivation, and skill set s and that is where youwill start from.
- The programs help you move from where you are now, towards your personal goals.
Whether your goal is a National championship, enjoying time with your friends or improving your horse's health.
I promise neither of you will feel lost or pressured
Why I am the one to help you?
Helping horses to be able to do what their person wants is why I started teaching. And why I've created online courses, including Working Equitation Mastery.
If you're like me, you may prefer to participate in a variety of disciplines, and not specialize in one.
But you might sometimes feel like you don't really fit in anywhere, like you're floating.
As a rider, this may contribute to a lack of focus, confusion, and lack of motivation, bouncing between this and that and a lot of conflicting information.
As a coach, this can make it harder to attract new people for lessons because they think they should have a discipline specific coach and don't see the value of your diversity.
Often people that come to WE had plans of riding a specific discipline and found out their horse did not share their plans, or was not considered 'suitable' for that discipline.
If any of this sounds like you, Working Equitation could be the perfect answer.
Because of the variety of tasks in WE, all horses will find at least one part they can excel at, which then motivates them and their riders to work on improving the other parts.
When you're ready to know more about Working Equitation,
my courses will provide variety and direction.
I help you and your horse be extraordinary, together!
If we haven't met you can learn more about me and why I believe in Working Equitation on the About page.
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Your Unique Working Equitation Path
What they say
The Working Equitation training available from Trish Hyatt is wonderful!
WE Mastery includes so much more than just working equitation, but also horsemanship that will make you a better rider.
I like that you don't just say what went wrong "visually". I can often see that for myself.
What I value are your comments on how to FIX what went wrong and WHY it might have gone wrong.