THE WORLD OF HORSE RIDING
An immersion in the equestrian world
HORSE RIDING: ARE YOU DREAMING OF RIDING A HORSE?
Knowing how to ride a horse is the key to the success of any equestrian outing ! A lot of people think that riding a horse cannot be learned. However, you still need to know some techniques to avoid falls and mishaps.
This type of establishment provides riding lessons to the general public. It also has stables to house and care for the horses.
Equestrian equipment concerns the rider as well as the horse. For example, an outfit, a helmet, a riding crop, a saddle…
HORSE / EQUINE BREED
Discover the group of horses listed according to certain characteristics such as origin, size, use of the animal…
WHAT BREED OF HORSE FOR WHICH DISCIPLINE?
The choice of a horse depends on the use that will be made of it. Thus, a horse dedicated to the discipline of dressage does not necessarily have the same physical and physiological characteristics as an animal destined for show jumping, for example.
IMPROVE THE HORSE'S WELL-BEING
On the living conditions and breeding behaviours, different measures to improve well-being are to be tested: enrichment of the environment by adding social or sensory stimuli, type and method of feed distribution, management of the group and social relations…
Another fundamental aspect that impacts the horse’s well-being is its mental health. Indeed, it is important to provide a comfortable environment for the horse and to ensure that it is not always confined to its stable. Any change in behaviour must be quickly identified by the person who takes care of it in order to contain it in time.
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF A GOOD RIDER?
Flexibility is by far more important than the other physical qualities that are essential for a rider. For lack of science, a child can sometimes ride horses that would be restive under a harder hand. If, on the condition of using them at the right time, good legs and hard calves are an asset, a steady hand is more important than a hand that is too firm.
COMPETITIONS OF THE EQUESTRIAN SPORTS WORLD
Horse riding is a sport in which there is a multitude of competitions throughout the world. They include a variety of disciplines. Spotlight on the most memorable…
At the Olympic Games, there are 3 disciplines. For each of these three disciplines, there are two mixed events: the individual event and the team event.
WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
Organised like the Olympic Games every 4 years but alternating with them, it is a competition comprising several disciplines recognised by the international body of this sport.
Among the competitions, there is acrobatics where the riders must perform synchronized figures on horseback. Eventing, includes several events, is also practiced in teams.