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Chinese learn to ride horses to affirm their upper class

Equestrian clubs are booming in China to meet the needs of this country’s elite aristocratic sport.
Horse riding leather shoes were neatly lined up on the carpet, the picture of hungry dogs in the fox hunt hung on the wall, the fountain spread from the stone horses’ mouths.

This scene is not in the upper reaches of England but in fact in suburban Shanghai, in the County Down club, the first exclusive member club in China for horse riding and fox hunting.

The club, named after a county in Northern Ireland, was founded three years ago. Owner Steven Sun said that equestrian sport “has grown rapidly in China within the past 5 to 10 years”. “I think it’s a change in perception,” the 32-year-old said. Sun began to love riding horses while studying in England.

According to AFP, the number of Chinese people participating in sports such as horse riding is increasing as the development of the world’s second largest economy gives people the source of disposable income to pursue prize-winning activities.

County Down has dozens of horses and Sun wants this club to take the lead in promoting equestrian sports in China. The club has an indoor pool, a gym and a piano that is not only a place to entertain but also to make friends. County Down has about 80 members with an annual participation fee of  $ 8,400. However, in the future, those who want to join may not only need to have very thick wallets.

“We hope our members have good qualities and behaviors or elite people with high levels of education,” Sun said. “That will ensure exchanges between members of the same level. One of the benefits of the club is that members can leverage to promote each other. Sun said that he also facilitated members to interact outside China. He used to take members to hunt foxes with European aristocrats. He also has four racing horses in France.

Horse Riding – Exciting sport for children

Come to the Pony Club club in Vietnam, the children will learn how to ride horses, overcome their fears to master this huge animal and experience meaningful lessons.  Pony Club Club welcomes children from foreign countries more than Vietnamese friends. The first requirement is that they greet and talk to the horse that they will ride. Horses are sensitive and intelligent animals. These initial familiarization steps will help the practice later.

These girls, this boy 6 – 7 years old, are about the same age as these horses. They have already learned a few sessions so they will start right on horseback while on the move because it is a way for them to practice balance. The faster you go, the better you have to master, master your own sense of fear as you walk in the wind, mastering the movements to control a larger animal than yourself.

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To be able to sit on horseback and experience the first feeling, the equipment does not require much: neat clothes, a pair of sturdy sneakers and a helmet. Not only bringing hours of entertainment and physical training to improve after stressful working and studying time, horse riding also helps players to immerse themselves in nature, while limiting the impact from the left side. of smart phones, tablets today.

Horse riding is a sport that brings many benefits to learners and players, not just health and more. We all know, horse riding is a sport that brings many health and spiritual benefits to players, the latest research also shows that this sport is especially useful for the players. children, especially children with autism.

The horse, which has been known for centuries, is a lovely animal and has always been sympathetic to humans, and now science has shown that horses bring a lot of meaning in life, especially are children with psychological problems, when riding, will help them have more positive thoughts in life.

What to prepare before joining the horse riding sport

Horse riding is a difficult sport. It requires the rider to coordinate the movements and coordination with the horse in order to be able to ride the horse in the best manner and avoid injury (horse falls).

Before entering the training ground, participants must wear helmets, shoes, and hand warmers to help avoid any possible injury during training. At the same time when sitting on the saddle, people start their hands, head, neck, shoulders, hips to avoid possible injuries during the practice.

Booting takes a lot of time. Before riding, the participants must perform the horse’s warm-up movements such as turning hands, shoulders, neck, and at the same time, the trainees are also trained to reflect the fall postures to limit injuries.

After the startup, the trainees are allowed to control their horses by themselves. Before entering the training ground, students must wear helmets, shoes. The rider must wear a helmet and foot bands on the horse’s back and be instructed by the instructor how to use the reins and movements to control the horse’s left turn, turn right, stop.

Practitioners are led by a few horses around the yard, horses are firmly secured in the yard and they will stay with the students throughout the session to keep the balance and balance. Each trainee chooses a horse for himself and then joins himself.

Basic exercises such as holding the horse, keeping the horse steady, turning the horse to the right, turning left. When training, the most difficult work is balancing on horseback. The 360 ​​degree swing on the saddle is the most difficult technique for the learner. After mastering the posture and horse control, groups of 1 to 2 trainees will control the horse according to the instructor’s order such as: horse riding, go round, go straight. For children, the lessons are games that incorporate balance measures: close your eyes, sit on horseback, stand, lie on horseback.

The dog with a knack for horse riding does not need a riding rope

Not that this dog has any special talent but only the friendship between it and a horse that helped both make the extraordinary things that few people can believe.

Jack Russell Dally is perhaps the only dog ​​in the world capable of horse riding and especially without the reins. But the secret behind this dog’s talent turned out to be a beautiful friendship with the love horse that’s called Spanky.

Spanky was a poor horse who was saved by owner Francesca Carson eight years ago. Initially, this horse was not friendly and very aggressive. Even Spanky was overweight and had to practice under a special healthy program.

During this time, Dally also was saved by Francesca and was always side by watching Spanky practice. One day, Dally’s boss Francesca Carson was curious to see how friendly the two animal friends were. Then she could not imagine that everything so was impressive.

In a way, Dally was able to communicate with Spanky and control the horse walking. They were running and dancing together. This is true, Dally was riding and on Spanky’s back and they were both very good together.

Dally was excited about climbing onto Spanky’s back. Both can combine together and overcome many challenges, including hiking. Francesca said, “It is very special to see the trust between the two animals together. The horse shows favor to his dog friend and ready to jump on his back at any time.”

Since then, Francesca has gone extensively in the United States to share with others how to maintain a relationship with horses. The Dally and Spanky couple are currently involved in many charity fundraising events with their owners.

The story of this intimate animals couple quickly spread on social networks. Their owners have set up a separate account for this two friends on Instagram and Facebook. Each account now has about 10,000 and 20,000 followers.

Autism can be cured by horse riding

The time against autism is so long and arduous. If it detects early, the likelihood of recovery will be higher. Autism can be cured by horse riding. Then, there are more opportunities to integrate children into the community and independent in their life. It has been scientifically proven to bring remarkable results to children with autism and rehabilitation. In Vietnam, this therapy is quite new but it has been applied in practice.

According to a world magazine, the child that is congenital cerebral palsy are ridden horse weekly for medical treatment. His mother said that only 3 months of training but he has made many significant changes. Exercises on horseback enhance he’s  confidence. It made him more integrated with the community and made to connect between him and this animal. According to scientists, when people walk, the pelvis will move in the direction such as: before, after, left or right. Horse riders also get this movement, which improves their mobility health.

It is said that, This method has been implemented in many countries in the world. It is very effective for both physically and psychologically. They all have many positive changes every day. Children need to be persistent. when they play horse riding, they must to overcome self, to win yourself.

This therapy helps children improve their communications and concentrations. It improves both physical and emotional health by using horse riding rhythm. In addition, this method also helps children to learn new senses such as the perception of horseshoes, the smell, and the sound of horses.

Not only learning riding horse, they are taught how to care, get to know, treat to horses. Through exercises and games with horses, the children will have better reflexes with their surroundings. Caring for horses also stimulates the thinking and emotional instincts of children those are autism people.