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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Uniform gallop - how to achieve and not lose?
Do you feel that something is wrong during training at a gallop? Elements are carried out very badly, can’t it be possible to calculate the number of tempos in front…

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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…

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The most interesting thing is under the hat

Recently, you will not surprise anyone in our country with a hat on a horse’s head. It is beautiful, aesthetically pleasing, and therefore even amateurs put them on to their pets. However, in professional sports, the appearance of horse hats has a purely practical meaning. The most interesting thing is happening under the hat, which only covers up all this disgrace.

When performing in conditions of increased noise, horses insert specialized earplugs into their ears. And to prevent their loss, put on a hat. Of course, the horse looks more attractive without gaping earplugs, but this role of the horse’s headgear is secondary.

The purpose of using tampons is to reduce the noise perceived by the horse. This is especially important when performing in closed rooms with aggressive acoustics or simply with a large crowd of people. Sound for the horse is annoying. So at the 2008 Olympics, the rider herself explained the reason for Biz Biz Madden being Continue reading

Horse runs. History and Modernity

Remote horse racing is becoming increasingly popular in many countries around the world. In recent years, such disciplines as dressage, show jumping and triathlon have been supplemented by additional disciplines – horse races, carriage races, vaulting, etc. These equestrian events are not new for our country, especially with regard to distance testing of horses.
Many peoples of the former USSR (Kabardins, Turkmens, Kazakhs, etc.), because of the historical characteristics of their way of life, cultivated endurance, constitutional strength, and the ability to quickly regain strength in horses bred by them. It is these qualities that are decisive for horses participating in distance testing.
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Horse Games

Horse Relays

Competitions of teams to overcome obstacles with any precondition: transfer of a whip from one rider to another, touch, re-seat with one saddle, start from a fenced area, etc.
Many of the competitions described are held on ponies. They involve children from 3 to 11 years old. For example, pony jumping, pony jumping, pony vaulting, etc.

Extremely spectacular folk horse games. Temperamental, full of sports glow, they have a long history. In Continue reading

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Spanish step. Training in the hands in motion. Training on horseback.
For the next step, it is necessary that the horse is able to actively step forward if you are promoting it for an occasion under the chin, moving side by…

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Effect of soil quality on horse jumping skills
A small but important explanation of the significance of the ground in the preparation of a show jumping horse. The horse’s desire to jump is largely determined by its confidence…

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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…

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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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