Horseback riding

Swimming with a horse
Swimming all horses can swim, and like dogs, they don't need to learn to swim. Crossing a river, the rider will immediately feel when the horse loses its footing and…

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Higher school of riding
The higher school of horse riding is a continuation of improving Manege riding. As a result of systemetic training, development of natural qualities of the horse and its balancing under…

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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 lower his head (relax!) upon command. While stroking and scratching the horse’s head (maintain contact), try to get the horse to give up the head and neck, for which apply a little pressure chomburom down.

Do not pull the line is! Just apply constant downward pressure. Continue reading

Lightweight trot

To facilitate the rider and the horse, riding at a light trot is used, in which the rider feeds his body (from the waist) slightly forward and, strengthening the emphasis on the knees (and by strengthening the lock), smoothly rises up and forward, and then just as smoothly descends through the horse’s step into the saddle. The rise of the rider’s body up should be as small as possible. You can relieve yourself both under the right and under the left leg. Continue reading

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 from mechanical injuries. The horse is controlled by a skilful combination of reins, shanks, and body slopes of the rider.

The reins are used to control the front part of the horse’s body. Continue reading


Equestrian sports are very diverse, but only three of them belong to the classic types. Triathlon is the most difficult type of equestrian sport.

Three days in a row a rider on the same horse involved in dressage riding (showing wieziennej horse’s submission to man), in field trials (test of courage, strength, agility of both partners of 36 km of road obstacles) and finally, in overcoming obstacles “hard class” on the flat jumping field (no discount on fatigue within the first two days!). Continue reading

Duathlon, Vaulting, Hurdles, Steeplechase, cross Country

Performing various exercises on a running or jumping around a circle (on a cord) horse, such as on a gymnastic log, for example, grads, jumps, overhangs, “scissors”, racks, etc.the Ideal horse for vaulting is an adult, with a strong broad back, calm. Equipment is politizirovannost the saddle.
The ancient Romans were vaulted in the circus. Vaulting taught in cavalry. In 1920, in Antwerp, this type was included even in the Olympic games, but did not hold. Continue reading

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Basic safety rules when working with horses
During the ride, you must obey the instructor's commands without question and immediately. You can't do anything without permission. The horse is a naturally timid animal, but strong and heavy.…


The process of collecting horses:
Collection - balancing the horse under the rider, to give it a position from which the horse easily performs movements in any direction. The collection consists in the fact that…


What are saddles, saddles of horses
Four types of saddles are most widely used in our country: combat Cossack sportive racehorse Note that Barefoot sports saddles are unique physiological saddles that do not cause any inconvenience…


Until a novice rider learns to use his legs, he is not allowed to use spurs, because they can only injure the horse, tickle it and encourage it to jump,…