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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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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15 riding lessons (part 2)
Lesson 4 Movement with a horse. Boarding and Dismounting Remember, once you start saddling a horse, You will not get away from it. Therefore, do everything in advance and take…

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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 to learn about the environment.

In addition, communication between a person and a horse brings a lot of new emotions, which positively affects his psychophysical state. This type of tourism is especially interesting in such areas as the forest tundra, taiga, forest-steppe, mountains and foothills.
A large number of people whose physical capabilities are limited and do not allow them to travel off-road, find in equestrian tourism the solution to many of their aspirations.

Equestrian tourist routes can be one-day trips with a return to the main base and a length of 30 × 40 km. there Are also multi-day routes with stops at intermediate bases, where participants have to take care not only of themselves, but also of the horse. Many routes are linked to historical sites and pass through places of interest and nature reserves.

For equestrian tourism, the most suitable are unpretentious, hardy and bold horses of local breeds, many of which have soft and comfortable movements for the rider. Karachay and Kabardian horses are especially good in mountain conditions,which are not inferior to other horses on the plains.

Currently, we are beginning to develop popular in many countries and does not require special physical training, carriage (harness) tourism. It, as well as equestrian tourism, allows you to overcome significant distances, and a properly designed route can introduce travelers to beautiful and unique corners of nature, life and architecture of ancient cities and villages.

 

About trick riding
Fancy riding (Turk. Dzhigit-a skilled and brave rider), a race during which the rider jumps off the horse and sits on it again, picks up various objects from the ground…

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Riding rules in the arena
When riding on an open or closed arena, a certain order is required, which helps to maintain the designations, arena figures, rules, as well as commands and instructions. Order of…

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Cavalletti
Cavaletti are poles placed along the course of the horse at a height of about 20 centimeters and separated from each other by about 1.40 meters. When the horse under…

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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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