LLWE Custom Garrocha
Custom LLWE garrochas will be available soon by custom order only! We are a small 2 - person machine/ Art shop. Everything is engineered/finished on site. Orders will be taken and placed in cue with FULL payment.
Average manufacturing time is 6-8 weeks. Curing time between stages time.
For detailed customized orders with complex Art or design allow several weeks more. Add 6-12 days for shipping.
About LLWE Custom Garrochas
The Garrocha is a pole that is used in Spanish and Portuguese riding to help move and influence cattle. It has a similar function to the lariat used in North American ranch riding. In the sport of Working Equitation the garrocha can be 8-11 feet. When held properly, it is gripped toward the back, under the arm, and balanced so that more length of pole is in front. The Garrocha is not allowed to touch a cow in the cattle phase of Working Equitation. It is only used as an extension of the riders reach to persuade the cows direction. The design of the LLWE garrocha was developed through field-testing in clinics, and from feedback from 2x World Working Equitation Champion, Gilberto Filipe!
The LLWE 2024 Series 1 and 2 design is a 6' taper from the end section to the tip. This allows stability when holding the garrocha in correct technique. Holding the pole toward the base, the tip of the garrocha will not be heavy, and will have less play (up and down) at speed. Adding the base cap - especially brass adds even more counter weight, acting almost like a pendulum. This aids when changing carrying position of the garrocha, and when replacing it.
LLWE Custom garrochas are made completely from a selection of a variety of wood we have on our property. Each pole is unique in that it is hand-tooled and finished over a period of 6-8 weeks (min), to allow time for the pole to straighten, cure and settle into its own character. The poles undergo several stages of engineering and design. Wood is chosen and tapered. Joints are individually hand-tooled, coated. The pole is reinforced at each joint and placed in a mold to cure, before being assembled. Each pole is hand finished with a staining/sanding process, branded, numbered. Several coats of gloss are applied as a top coat. Finally each pole can be customized with finishing options (stain, paint, design, letter stamping, Art). It can be fitted with a brass or aluminium end cap and tip for added touch of class and extra durability.
2024 Series poles.
(Starting price includes natural wood, several sandings/coats of sealer, branded, stamped, and a painted white tip)
Series 100: This is a 9' tapered garrocha with 3 sections. Starts at $500.00CAD
Series 200: This is a 10' tapered garrocha with 4 sections. Can be made 9' by removing the last section. Starting at $600.00CAD
Series 300: This is an 8' garrocha with only one section. It is only tapered over the last 1' of pole. It cannot be shipped. It is for pick up orders only. Starts at $300.00CAD