Former "galloping": what to look for when buying?
Former racehorse: huge heart, hard work, athleticism, amazing sensitivity ... and, possibly, many physical problems. Are you able to identify the problems so often encountered by these excellent athletes? A…

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Negative reinforcement in horse training: pros and cons
Negative reinforcement in horse training: pros and cons The phrase “negative reinforcement” often causes misunderstanding. Yes, many people know this term, but hesitate to give it a clear definition. So,…

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When to castrate
The testicles of a normal stallion descend from the abdomen into the scrotum during birth. Castration can be performed immediately after birth, but usually with this time for several reasons.…

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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. Continue reading

Horse Riding Rules

Due to the fact that the arena is a rectangle, they ride in it as if in a vicious circle. This leads to the fact that when moving in the same direction, the horse and the rider have to take an uneven load on parts of his body, so when riding in the arena it is necessary to change the direction of movement more often.

Changing the direction of movement of the horses is carried out through the middle of the arena from one wall to another at a right angle, diagonally, by race or by turning in place. (Horse riding rules). Continue reading

Horse skeleton structure

The horse is one of the first wild animals tamed by man. For many millennia, it helps to survive on earth. And any person must know the internal structure and features of the skeleton of a horse.

The skeleton of a horse consists of 252 separate bones, which are connected to each other in a certain order. Each bone is covered on the outside with a dense leathery shell – the “periosteum.” The bone is penetrated by the blood vessels that feed it, while the nerves are concentrated in the periosteum. Continue reading

Dressage horses
The art of riding a horse in and out appeared immediately after a person realized that a horse can not only be harnessed, but also ride a horse. Different peoples…

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Dressage horses
The art of riding a horse in and out appeared immediately after a person realized that a horse can not only be harnessed, but also ride a horse. Different peoples…

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Horse Riding Rules
Due to the fact that the arena is a rectangle, they ride in it as if in a vicious circle. This leads to the fact that when moving in the…

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We teach a horse to load a horse
Loading a horse into a horse carrier should not be reduced to a struggle, during which the horse reaches a state of panic, and you press on it until it…

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