Equestrian sport: myths and reality

Basic exercise to develop horse stability in front of an obstacle
Description of the exercise: tips from the poles in front of the obstacle in the form of a cross and a pole adjacent to it. It is necessary to place…

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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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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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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

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

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

Basic exercise to develop horse stability in front of an obstacle

Description of the exercise: tips from the poles in front of the obstacle in the form of a cross and a pole adjacent to it. It is necessary to place four poles on the ground at the same distance under the horse’s trot, since you would place the cavaletti – from 1.20 m to 1.40 for horses with a wide gait. The distance between the last pole and the obstacle is 2.7 m and should not look too wide, unless your horse is doing very fast. If you feel that the horse is having difficulty jumping, increase the distance slightly to the obstacle. The spider is used as a guide, forcing the horse to move along the center line. The pole behind the obstacle is used for a more active jump of the horse. You can use this technique when working with young horses. Place the pole behind the obstacle if the horse lingers unnecessarily on the obstacle or knocks it down. Continue reading

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