Training young competitors. Victories do not come immediately.
The preparation and formation of an athlete in any sport almost never falls under the scale of once and for all certain methods. Especially in equestrian sports, where an athlete…

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Correct Fit Exercises
When I just started learning to ride, I had problems with the position of the body. All my instructors constantly told me that I needed to sit straight, but it…

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Effect of soil quality on horse jumping skills
A small but important explanation of the significance of the ground in the preparation of a show jumping horse. The horse’s desire to jump is largely determined by its confidence…

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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 attention to finding contact through numerous transitions between gait, then at the age of 6, the horse should already be able to carry itself and have a good balance for performing lateral movements.

Tip: It’s always nice to discover your horse’s talent, for example, for flying free movements, but do not dwell on this. Focus on what doesn’t work out so well.

Think ahead
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Equestrian sport: myths and reality

1. Equestrian sport is the most dangerous sport.
Any sport increases the risk of injury. Equestrian sport is no exception. Absolutely avoiding falls will not work. Not a single sporting achievement in this sport was given to an athlete without these troubles.
There are various types of equestrian sports. The most popular of them: show jumping and dressage. Less popular, but still a form of equestrian sport, which is included in the program of the Olympic Games, is triathlon. This is an equestrian sport that consists of riding, field trials or cross-country and overcoming obstacles.
In dressage – the most elegant form of equestrian sport, a rider and a horse ride a previously defined pattern and perform various elements. Dressage is the art of driving a horse, resulting in a complete Continue reading

High School Riding Elements – School Jumping

During high school jumps above the ground, which include cockbet, lansada, ballotad and capriole, the horse is separated by all four limbs. School jumps are exceptional in their beauty and require great skill from the coach and the courage of the rider. Contrary to the opinion that school jumping is overly artificial and asserting that it is not typical for a horse, let us cite the statement of the famous German coach L. Zener, who prepared many horses for school jumping: “A school jump is as natural for a well-built horse as the three main the gait is a step, a lynx and a gallop, and one should not fearfully avoid these jumps. ”
Horses that have a strong back, powerful hind legs with massive hock joints can only be taught school jumps when they fully obey the shankel and occasion, it is easy to perform piaffe with good work on the Continue reading

Competitors Note: View the Nations Cup route at Spruce Meadows with Kent Farrington
At the Nations Cup stage as part of the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgary, Canada, Kent Farrington provided a complete overview of the entire distance of the route designed…

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Horse runs. History and Modernity
Remote horse racing is becoming increasingly popular in many countries around the world. In recent years, such disciplines as dressage, show jumping and triathlon have been supplemented by additional disciplines…

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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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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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