The position of the rider in the saddle. He should sit confidently, evenly, freely, not straining and gently following the movements of the horse. The rider’s center of mass is as close as possible to the horse’s center of mass line.
When riding in the arena step, trot and gallop Manege upper body of the rider is upright, the shoulders, the loins filed slightly forward, arms bent at the elbows at a right angle, the legs tight to the saddle and the sides of the horse, socks, naturally unfolded, heels lowered below the socks. Continue reading
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 cord) at a trot or gallop. If there is a high barrier enclosing the circle, you can do without the cord.
For vaulting, a special saddle or Gurtu is used, the horse’s head is fixed with interchanges. Continue reading