Horse riding has a historical significance. It is an excellent exercise for the whole body. It keeps the body physically fit and enhances one’s confidence, decision-making ability, and overall mental strength. It is a rare sport that one enjoys with animals
Learning basic horse riding requires building muscle memory, gaining strength & learning a new skill. Learning speed depends on one’s age, physicality, athleticism and how frequently they take the lessons.
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The term ‘Dressage’ describes a training method and a competitive equestrian sport that strives for high precision and harmony between horse and rider. The word dressage comes from the French verb dresser, meaning to train (or “dress”) the riding horse.
In Dressage competitions, horses and riders perform a series of predetermined movements, known as ‘figures or ‘movements’ in an arena of 20×60 metres. The hall is bordered by a low rail which the horse must stay within & 12 lettered markers are placed symmetrically indicating where movements are to start, changes of pace or lead are to occur and where the activities are to end.
Show jumping is a sport for horses and riders which tests the horse’s ability to jump through fences at a pre-determined pace. Show Jumping became an official Olympic Sport in 1912 in Stockholm and is one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines, along with Eventing and Dressage.
In a show jumping event, the horse’s stamina, speed, and flexibility are tested, along with its relationship with its rider. Depending on the style of show jumping, the course may be made simple or complex. The highest level, called Grand Prix, features complicated and intimidating obstacles.
Cross-country is a part of the sport of equestrian, where riders are required to jump over 30 to 40 obstacles within a fixed time. Riders incur penalties for exceeding the allocated time or if a horse refuses to clear an obstacle.
Cross-country equestrianism is a horse-riding endurance test that forms one of the three parts of the sport of eventing. The cross-country course is usually between 4.5 and 6 km long, comprising 24 to 36 fixed and solid obstacles. The aim is to complete the course with as few penalties as possible.
Endurance is a long-distance competition against the clock, testing the speed and endurance of a horse and challenging the rider over their effective use of pace, thorough knowledge of their horse’s capabilities and ability to cross all kinds of terrain. It is one of the international competitions recognised by the FEI.
There are two main types of long-distance riding, competitive trail riding and endurance riding. Each rider must safely manage the stamina and fitness of their horse. The winner is the rider who finishes in the fastest time, with a horse in good condition. Excessive fatigue, signs of lameness and other indications of problems are grounds for elimination.
Eventing is the ultimate test of a horse and rider – comprising three disciplines – Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping, the scores from each combine to produce an overall total. Eventing (sometimes known as Horse Trials) takes place over one, two and three days depending on the level of competition – evolving from the training of cavalry horses, the sport is somewhat like a pentathlon in that it combines different disciplines in one match. It is run on a cumulative penalty basis.
Tent pegging involves horse and rider racing along a 100-meter course and collecting, cutting, shooting, or accurately “stabbing” pegs, lemons, rings, or dummies. Tent pegging competitions vary based on factors like the size and shape of targets, the number of consecutive targets, types of weapons allowed, the duration in which the course has to be completed, and the the the target has to be attacked.
Once a rider commences an event, the emphasis is on the object rather than his horse. Tent Pegging calls for a well-schooled horse to respond to commands instantaneously without fear of noise or sudden movements.