Western riding comprises several disciplines originating in cattle sorting. More so than a riding technique, western riding is a genuine culture, just as are all the work equitations.
The withers is an area of the body, in the four-legged animals, i.e. the quadrupeds, situated on top where the neck and the back are joined together. The dimension from the withers to the ground, or “size on the withers”, is the standard to size a number of four-legged animals, especially the horses.
A work equitation is a traditional riding technique as used to handle and sort out cattle. Thus, Western riding, for instance is a type of work equitation, as is Camargue equitation. Today work equitation has also become a fully fledged discipline mixing various traditional techniques.
Sports discipline coming from Western riding. It consists in two events: a reining event, i.e. a sequence of western, typical dressage figures, and a cattle work event. For that one, the rider and his/her horse first have to go through the cutting part (isolating a calf, then make itrun over a specific path). They have to make the calf turn, stop, make a half turn...
Four-wheeled open hunting carriage with an axial shaft supporting a long seat on which the hunters are riding one behind the other. Some wursts are equipped on the back with a roofed cabriolet bodywork for accompanying ladies.