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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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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Caucasian National Horse Games
The peoples of the Caucasus have always been distinguished by great love for the horse. This animal was for them both a means of transportation along difficult mountain roads, and…

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Equestrian Driving

In recent years, experts have noted the complication of all sports disciplines that are characteristic of equestrian driving competitions. Tests for dressing, obstacles at a marathon and parkour are becoming more complicated. Much attention is paid to the welfare of horses during driving competitions, for which the maximum age of horses participating in competitions is increased, and the penalties for athletes who allow animal cruelty are increased.
An example of the complication of the competition program in driving in equestrian sports is the appearance of a gallop in training tests. Allures are becoming sharper and more often changing, and the schemes themselves are supplemented by new elements. The training also notes the division into classes, carried out according to special tests developed by the FEI for single crews and tandem crews, foursomes 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

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

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…

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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…

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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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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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