From the history of riding
At different times horses were trained differently. Here is some information about how and what the Hittites, Greeks taught horses. And also what the Romans taught fighting horses and what…

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Dressage: How to get a referee category?
Anyone can try to become a judge - the road is open to everyone. But it is worth remembering that a dressage judge is not only one who knows how…

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Acceptable Punishment Methods
The first and most effective way of punishment is additional work - you can additionally load the horse with work to make it clear that the more she stubbornly, the…

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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 can be perfectly prepared, but without a horse does not represent anything. Therefore, despite the fact that the stated positions have a serious theoretical and practical foundation, this review does not pretend to be a prescription tutorial on the production of competitors.

First of all, the child’s abilities are an indisputable argument in choosing a sport. However, in order for these abilities to manifest themselves, objective conditions are necessary for their identification. In equestrian sports, the influx of young people often depends on the proximity of the equestrian organization to their home and, especially now, on the financial capabilities of their parents or sponsors. Unfortunately, this is a sport in which it is very difficult for a gifted but financially weak child to break through at least to the level of a master of sports. The view is simply expensive, and if a capable junior goes into adult equestrian sport, the cost of promoting it will increase enormously. All this greatly reduces the ability of just talented guys to break out into equestrian sports. If we ignore this, then what abilities should appear in a child who wants to engage in show jumping? Continue reading

Basque keys. Clock accuracy

In a previous article, we examined the effect of iron on horse basculation, the choice of which affects the horse technique in the long run. Equally systemically important are the constant training of the horse (once a week) in special exercises.

To improve the technical technique, its frequent repetition is necessary. Only a person has a nervous system capable of “analyzing” and “designing” his actions. The horse is a very primitive creature and moves to optimum by trial and error. Moreover, the samples should be identical and as close as possible to completion time. Only then can a horse unambiguously single out the most successful attempts. This principle underlies the training aimed at improving the bascule of experienced horses. Continue reading

The development of basculation. The method of impulse hunger.

In the previous article, “Baskulation and the Basque. Do not confuse the concept ”we have described the biomechanical principle and the exceptional practical importance of basque in the show jumping, and its tactical use in the Grand Prix. Whoever has this technique is better, he wins significantly in saving energy. It’s time to figure out how experienced specialists teach this technique to a horse, and what beginners are wrong about.

Baskulation does not require special physical abilities from a horse, as all body postures are natural for the horse. Even the phase of the most expressive basque is constantly practiced by the horse when feeding from the ground. Thus, basculus is more a coordination skill and habit, and, therefore, lends itself to significant Continue reading

Horse polo
"Sports of kings and the king of sports" - this is how fans of polo speak about their favorite game. This activity cannot be called massive, because polo can be…

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Spanish step. Stretching and training in place
We start with a stretch. Just as a person cannot just pick up and do the splits without training, so a horse cannot lift his leg up to the height…

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The development of basculation. The method of impulse hunger.
In the previous article, “Baskulation and the Basque. Do not confuse the concept ”we have described the biomechanical principle and the exceptional practical importance of basque in the show jumping,…

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History of French mudflow
The breed of French mudflows, or French riding horses, has developed from several breeds since 1958, which gave it the stamina and comprehensive athleticism that its owners appreciate. In the…

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