The Garrocha, is a long pole that is traditionally used by the Doma Vaquera (Spanish Riders) who have developed it into an art form. Riding with the Garrocha is useful for improving horsemanship skills and improve the harmony between horse and rider.
We start off with your horse following the Garrocha being held by an expereinced rider. Once your horse is comfortable with the pole, you start at the walk carrying and dragging the pole. From there you build your skills working in circles and mastering forequarter and hindquarter turns under the pole!
The Garrocha is a great tool for perfecting your 20 meter circles, learning one-handed riding (which means having to use more of your seat and legs!) and helping your horse become more confident doing different things.