15 riding lessons (part 1)
Preface First of all, let me congratulate you on your decision to take up horse riding. You will experience an extraordinary feeling that is impossible to imagine standing with both…

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Stirrup
In the second century ad, an important invention was made in India: two belts with small rings at the ends were attached to the saddle. Now the rider was mounting…

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Horse and rider equipment
All riding equipment can be divided into three groups: horse controls the means of protection, horse means that ensure the most comfortable and correct position of the rider on the…

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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Stirrup

In the second century ad, an important invention was made in India: two belts with small rings at the ends were attached to the saddle. Now the rider was mounting the horse with his big toe in one of the rings.

The invention of the stirrup occurred in India, most likely because only in this country there was a unification of riding and chariot horses. Chariots and cavalry were used in the Indian armies in parallel. Continue reading

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 horse along the cord to the left, and driving to the right – in the right hand. Cord attached to the ring snaffle.

The other end of the cord and the remaining 2-3 meters of cord when moving in a circle are in the other hand of the cord. Continue reading

Basic safety rules when working with horses
During the ride, you must obey the instructor's commands without question and immediately. You can't do anything without permission. The horse is a naturally timid animal, but strong and heavy.…

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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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Higher school of riding
Ballotade Ballotade. The element of the higher school of riding. Jump on the spot, in which the horse is in the air, the front legs are bent to the stomach…

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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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