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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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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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 battlefield, he immediately undergoes a thorough, even if not intentional, analysis of a specialist. And what exactly makes up the first impression of the rider and how not to shock the judges in the negative sense of the word, Yuri Romanov, judge of the international category 4 *, told us.
Yuri notes that the most important rule of every judge is the “first time” rule. Whatever the famous horseman, no matter what reputation he possesses, the judge must remain unbiased and give ratings as if every time a completely new, completely unknown person appears before him. Continue reading

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 to correctly evaluate the elements and movement of a horse according to the pattern.

A judge is someone who knows the biomechanics of a horse “from” and “to”; able to their thoughts and convey them to the rider.

A judge is someone who knows by heart the rules of equestrian discipline and has the entire list of qualities necessary for a judge, and believe me, there are many of them! Continue reading

Tennessee horse

46 years of torture of a unique breed of horses justified by the state.

If we look at the description of this breed, it will be said that the Tennessee Walking Horse was bred in Tennessee in the mid-1930s. A walking horse is a gentle and intelligent animal, obedient and well-meaning. The gaits characteristic of the Tennessee pacer are congenital smooth amble, frisky amble and gallop.
Both amble are free four-stroke movements with a high extension of the front legs. When moving, the horse nods its head to the beat of the movement, and the hind legs step on the front tracks. Between themselves amblers differ in pace. Frisky amble is very fast and is often used in show rings. Horses develop this gait at long distances up to 13 km / h, and at short – up to 24 km / h.

But at what cost is this spectacular gait, considered the national treasure of America ?! Continue reading

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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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…

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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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Tatyana Kosterina on working with mares, pirouettes and not only
Today our guest is Tatyana Kosterina, a Nizhny Novgorod horsewoman based in Germany. Tatyana is a world-class master of sports in dressage, a prize-winner and winner of many international competitions,…

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