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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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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 execution of Manege figures:
a) serpentine through the arena
b) check-in to the left backinto the circle
d) volt
b) change of direction through the circle
e) change of direction from the corner of the arena diagonally
g) change of direction through half of the arena
Riding in a circle:
a) change of direction by driving in a circle
b) the beginning of movement in a circle
C) the end of the circle movement
There are a number of rules of behavior in indoor and outdoor arenas.
You can only ride on set figures, as this allows all riders to know the intended path of other athletes. Even so, caution and mutual attention are required to avoid collisions.

The first line of the track is given to riders who ride at a faster pace. If an athlete wants to ride at a walk when other riders are moving along the track line, they must use the second track line for this purpose. When on the first line one rider goes at a gallop, and on the second others at a trot, going at a walk should choose a path even further inside the arena (the third track of movement). On the second or third line of the track, you can stop for a short time. If the stop has to be quite long (for example, to correct the saddle), then it will least interfere with other athletes if the stopped ball is located in one of the outer sectors of the circle. You must make sure that the middle line, diagonals, and lines of change of direction through the circle remain free.

If two riders ride the same gait towards each other along the same track line, then when they meet, the rider riding to the right should deviate to the right, i.e. inside the arena. If one of the encountered riders goes at a slower pace than the other, then he must release the track line in time.

If two riders ride the same gait for each other and the rear wants to go around the front by increasing the pace (but not by switching to a faster gait), then after overtaking, he should not block the road going behind (do a crossing). This danger exists, especially in front of corners.

If a rider, riding at a brisk pace, sees before him on the track a sportsman at a quieter pace, who has not yet given way to him, he exclaims: “make Way!”The care that is required of every athlete in the arena is, in particular, that he constantly monitors the movement of riders behind his back.

If a rider wants to stop, they must ask permission from the instructor. This is required not only by the duty of courtesy, but also by the proper course of the lesson.

During a riding lesson, only the teacher can speak without permission. Of course, if the rider does not understand something,he can ask the teacher a question during the lesson.

The teacher’s instructions are not subject to discussion during the class.

A rider can and should speak to his horse, which, thanks to its fine hearing, can perceive even very softly spoken words.


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