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…

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Learning to work without stirrups
Riding without stirrups can significantly improve your fit, however, only if you work correctly without experiencing insecurity and not only thinking about staying in the saddle. In this article you…

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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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Ludger Berbaum: “We must find a balance between rules, sanctions and reality”

One of the topics on the agenda of the General Assembly of the International Club of Competitors (IJRC) in Rotterdam. Athletes became concerned about their vulnerability to the IOC sports laws regarding the detection of prohibited substances in horse blood.

Riders said that insecurity at the stable (that is, the risk of accidental ingestion of a prohibited substance, intentional or unintentional, as, for example, in the case of synephrine that got into the blood of horses through hay, which was fed at an FEI-approved tournament in Carmona) is a big problem for athletes and their teams, since any such precedent means that it comes with severe sanctions and serious consequences: suspension of the right to speak for a horse or athlete, the need to return a medal or prizes in any case Continue reading

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, Dasha visited a cult meeting place for all Parisian horse racing enthusiasts and will now tell you what the beautiful word “Longchamp” really means.
What do you think when you hear the name “Longchamp”? For example, I’m thinking about a fashion brand that has been producing stylish handbags for 70 years in a row, without losing ground. But actually this is not quite the right association. That is completely wrong from the point of view of a person interested in horse racing. 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

The pros and cons of field training
My stable is not too chic, but it is functional. I have big safe stalls for my horses, a nice wide ventilation aisle and two great saddle spots right next…

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How an amateur rider can overcome fear in favor of concentration
Trainer Annette Paterakis shared the story of her student Katie McNair to show how amateur riders can gain confidence. Katie faced concentration problems that led the rider to disappointing results…

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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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Motivation, punishment and encouragement
Motivation is a very important factor in the training of both people and animals. Many animals, especially dogs, are easily motivated for training - here the “pushing” moment is the…

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