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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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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Lateral movement
Lateral movements, taking, working in two tracks, Manege exercises in which the horse moves simultaneously forward and sideways, while its legs are crossed, and it itself is in most cases…

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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.

 

Triathlon
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…

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Spurs
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,…

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Driving in equestrian sports
More and more wide development in the countries of Europe and Central America gets one more classical types of equestrian sports driving. In this form, not riding athletes compete, but…

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Lunge
The cord is an auxiliary tool for working with horses in the hands, it is a cord about 7 meters long, which is held in the left hand, driving the…

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