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 and performs a number of other gymnastic exercises and acrobatic tricks.
Dzhigitovka has long been popular among the peoples of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Currently, there are sports and circus fancy riding.
Sports trick riding rider develops flexibility, agility, perseverance, daring, a sense of balance. The horse thus jumps on a straight flat track with a length of 360 m and a width of at least 10 m.
By complexity, all exercises are divided into three groups.
The first includes bumps on the ground with landing in the saddle.
The second group includes pushes performed at the same pace with a grip on the front or back of the bow, as well as scissors and lifting rings from the ground.
The most difficult exercises of the third group: the Ural turntable, a shoulder stand, pushes at a pace of 2 l.
Circus jigging is a kind of stunt riding. Artists-dzhigits perform at a whirling pace the most difficult tricks: a turn around the neck and around the body of the horse, shooting at the target from different positions, various jumps.