Macedonians were the first to use spurs
The function of spurs was originally the opposite of the modern one. They were used as brakes, not gas. If the horse quickened its pace, the rider began to dangle…

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Why medical horse riding is necessary
Therapeutic horse riding (hippotherapy-in Greek, "horse treatment") is an effective method of rehabilitation therapy. In the Scandinavian countries, the United States, England, France, and Poland, metered horse riding and physical…

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Horseback riding. Rules, teams, training
Training in horse riding for novice riders should be preceded by theoretical training and mastering the techniques of bridling, saddling, leading the horse in the lead, parsing the reins when…

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Reins

Reins serve as one of the main means of controlling the horse. Once on the horse, you should straighten the reins with your hands so that they are not twisted and their inner sides are adjacent to the horse’s neck.

Bridle reins can be taken apart in the hands of several ways: in combat, in racing and in training. In the cavalry, the reins were parsed in a formal manner: the rider’s right hand was easily released for saluting, using a saber or a pike. Continue reading

Amble
A Pacer is a horse that by nature tends to run not at a trot, but at a walk. Pacers are found among horses of many breeds, especially among steppe…

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Whip
When dressage and riding, the rider uses an elastic whip, the upper end of which is much heavier than the lower, so the rider holds it by the center of…

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Training in concessions
A horse with a lowered head is relaxed, and a horse with a high head is excited, on the lookout, so it is very important to teach the horse to…

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Horseback riding rules
Compliance with the rules of riding gives the rider the opportunity to be less tired when riding, save the strength of the horse and clearly manage it, prevents the horse…

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