How to lower the heel down?
From the first day in the saddle, the rider is told “hold your heels down,” and from that moment on, the rider painfully tries to keep his heels down and…

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Exercises for heavy horses in front
Question. I rent a half-blooded 14-year-old. We have a great time in the fields, but when I take dressage lessons, it becomes incredibly heavy in front, shifting the weight of…

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The first impression of the pair is what dressage judges pay attention to
Untidy appearance, rude work with hands, clamped fit - do not even hope that all this will go unnoticed in the diagram. As soon as the rider appears on the…

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Horse Feeding Diet

One of the main conditions for rational horse breeding is feeding horses a ration. The animal’s body consists of various organic, mineral substances and water. It can replenish the substances expended during the life process only through feed, which is also a source of energy for the functioning of organs and systems and maintaining a given body temperature. In addition, important regulators of biochemical processes in the body, macro and micronutrients, vitamins, enzymes, come from the feed.
The level and quality of feeding determines the rate of development of the body. Thus, malnutrition of young animals disrupts the growth of bone and muscle tissue, the functioning of body systems; this leads to adverse and often irreversible changes in the constitution of the animal. In addition, unbalanced feeding leads to a sharp increase in feed costs per unit of output. Therefore, full-fledged horse breeding is possible only on the basis of rational feeding organization. For this, it is necessary to be able to evaluate Continue reading

The Pata Parelli Horse and Riding System

Recently, the topic of natural relations with the horse is becoming increasingly popular. There are many new names, schools and even shows. The name of Pat Parelli is one of the most famous, but do we know about his school other than seven games?

The term “Natural Horsemanship” itself appeared in the eighties to describe the interaction of man and horse, built on an understanding of the natural characteristics of the animal. In fact, there was nothing revolutionary in this: these methods were used for hundreds of years, but only in the twentieth century there was a rapid development of equestrian sport, and as a result, people who lacked the experience and understanding of horse psychology started working with horses. It is not surprising that equestrian sport Continue reading

Riding without stirrups

Exercises without stirrups are designed to improve the fit, help develop the right balance and make the position of the legs deeper and stronger. The rider should try to sit upright, exactly on both ischial bones, without leaning back. The leg is stretched down, slightly turned outward from the thigh so that the schenkel is pressed to the side of the horse, and the knee does not cling to the saddle.

riding without stirrups
The rider does not sit motionless in the saddle; he constantly moves with the horse. If these movements are synchronous, it creates the feeling that the rider is static. However, this is only an external illusion, so the rider must relax, move with the horse, and not try to freeze and maintain a motionless picture landing. The loin Continue reading

Karl Hester Tips on Horse Training
As your young horse grows older, you need to clearly understand your goal and make adjustments to your work plan. If with a five-year-old horse I try to pay more…

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Horse Games
Horse Relays Competitions of teams to overcome obstacles with any precondition: transfer of a whip from one rider to another, touch, re-seat with one saddle, start from a fenced area,…

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Longchamp Racetrack in the Bois de Boulogne
We present to your attention a new, this time Parisian, issue of the blog of our author Daria Ganzya, the most actively moving around cities and countries . More recently,…

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Ludger Berbaum: The contest has changed
German rider Ludger Berbaum is one of the leaders of the world show jumping for the past 20 years. In 2000, he gave an unexpectedly detailed interview, showing that he…

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