Lusitano Working Equitation Champion
Working Equitation is an exciting sport that is inspired by the fieldwork used by riders of various countries, and welcomes all breeds and styles of tack. Focused on building a working relationship between horse and rider, there are seven levels and four trials: Dressage, Ease of Handling (judged obstacles), Speed (obstacles at speed) and Cattle. Trainer Jill Barron and her stunning buckskin Lusitano gelding Cossaco are a beautiful example of the partnership that the discipline strives for.
A true ambassador of his breed, Cossaco shows audiences what incredible partners Lusitanos are as he performs and rides in clinics with Jill. A highlight of their shared Working Equitation experiences has been performing for thousands at the National Western Stock Show. In addition to exhibitions and teaching, Cossaco and Jill are currently competing at Masters Level in Working Equitation. In 2022, they became Canada’s first Masters Working Equitation Champions!
Even after years together, building a solid and trusting relationship is at the forefront of all they do. Jill shares, “Cossaco will be the greatest teacher of my riding career... if you believe in fate, we were meant to be dance partners.”
Traditional, 1:9 scale model
M & M Tack Shop, Serving Horses and Their People Since 1991
Our philosophy is to include an educational componenet to guide horse owners and riders of varying disciplines to make good choices in selecting tack, boots, helmets, equestrian clothing & horse health care. With the safety and heath of both horse and rider in mind, we also offer saddle, bridle and helmet fittings.