What is Vaulting
Vaulting (FR. voltiger - to flutter). Vaulting is a gymnastic exercise performed by an athlete on a horse moving in a circle with a diameter of 12-15 m. (on a…

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The seat of the rider
The position of the rider in the saddle. He should sit confidently, evenly, freely, not straining and gently following the movements of the horse. The rider's center of mass is…

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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…

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Setting the horse’s head, setting the legs

Resolution – a small turn of the horse’s head to the right or left, so that the rider can see half of its eye. Achieved by the action of reins and shanks. It is used in the arena when performing turns, races, volts and side movements.
Setting the feet – a set of individual features of the support and the relative position of the horse’s legs. It is determined at the moment when the horse is standing still, evenly leaning on all 4 limbs.

In a normal setting, the legs stand vertically, the distance between the right and left legs in each pair is approximately the same throughout the height.
The most common misalignment of the front legs: blurring, clubfoot, divergence, convergence, setback (forward from the vertical), substitutionality (back from the vertical under the body).

Defects in the setting of the hind legs: x-shape (hock joints are close together), o-shape (hock joints are spread, hooves are close together), substitutionality, saber-like, and set-back.

In addition, the setting of the front and back legs may be abnormally wide or Vice versa narrow. Incorrect positioning of the legs negatively affects the movement of the horse.

 

Gaits
Gait is a method and form of movement of the horse by alternating periods of support and pushing with the feet when resting on the ground and bending and unbending…

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15 riding lessons (part 3)
Lesson 7 How to ride. Step movement The essence of a proper landing is not to interfere with the horse's movement. At the same time, the rider must have a…

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What is equestrian tourism?
An independent type of use of horses is horse tourism. It has various forms and is widely used in many countries as an active form of recreation and an opportunity…

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Hippotherapy promotes the activity of the cognitive sphere of the psyche of students
The need for constant concentration of attention when riding, concentration, the maximum possible concentration and self-organization, the need to remember and plan the sequence of actions, both when riding and…

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