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Top reasons to take up horse riding

Do you know that horse riding can have great health benefits, especially when you feel a little blues as it has the ability to putt a smile on your face.
In this article, we will talk about all the reasons why adults should take up the sport.

  1. Exercise
    Horse riding can actively lift our mood, reduce stress and anxiety, improve our physical health, at the same time recharge our energy. All that has been proven in research commissioned by the BHS. In fact, just half an hour of horse related activity, is classed as moderate exercise, which even exerts more energy than playing badminton.
  2. Mental health
    Exercising and spending time with animals can raise levels of the mood-enhancing hormone serotonin, which is good for your body, brain and emotions. Research also shows that psychological benefits of interaction with horses is enormous.
    Riders felt more cheerful, relaxed and happy at the same level as discovered anecdotally. Horse riding can manage negative feelings relating to anxiety and depression; at the same time, help with stress reliever and confidence issues.
  3. Core strength
    In order to stay balanced in the saddle you’ll have to learn how to engage your core muscles, so basically your physical heath is improved. Additionally, horse riding is a full body workout which helps to increase our balance as well as our posture as the more regularly you ride.
  4. Burning calories out of the saddle
    You constantly burn calories as you are on the horse as well as off the horse and back at the yard no matter you’re mucking out, grooming, pushing wheelbarrows or carrying buckets. It is physical that challenges every one who work in an office environment.
  5. Friendly competition
    Riding does have a competitive nature; however, getting in competitions can lead to new friendships. Sharing, talking while competing is a great way to expand your network.

Bareback Horse Riding (part 1)

Bareback horse riding is a great exercise  to build your strength and fine-tune your balance. If you have ever rode that way as you were a kid before switched to a saddle, still, the balance and confidence you have gained riding bareback will carry over to riding in a saddle, and besides bareback is a great. 

The first and foremost when riding bareback is safeness. You must make sure that your horse is “bareback-friendly,” otherwise, borrow one that is. At first, practise initially in a round pen or other enclosed small space for extra control. Remember to use protection gears such as a safety helmet, a bareback pad, mane, etc. although you can skip the spurs. A mane is a must in the beginning to avoid jabbing your horse in the mouth or gripping with your legs.

The very next thing to do is developing balance. You should relaxed, rely on balance, not leg grip, to stay on and follow your horse’s motion. How simple, isn’t it. Of course, it takes considerable know-how and practice. 

Here’s how to get started:

First, sit upright making sure that your position without a saddle should be similar to a correct position in a saddle. Don’t lean forward, drape’ your legs and allow them to lengthen, and lie naturally against your horse’s sides, without clamping or even wrapping them around his barrel. Keep your toes raised slightly or at least as high as the level of your heel.

Once you sit upright with relaxed legs, walk and jog on a straight line as much as necessary to begin developing a feeling of security. Whenever you feel tippy or slippy, grab mane—don’t grip with your legs.

Now you know the basic, it will take time to get familiar with the technique, however, as soon as you master them, you will greatly enjoy it.

Things to know about Horse riding

Horse riding, also known as Equestrianism or horseback riding, consists the disciplines of riding, driving, or vaulting with horses. This use of horses might vary from practical working purposes such as transportation, police work or for controlling herd animals on a ranch; public service, in traditional ceremonies (parades, funerals), police and volunteer mounted patrols and for mounted search and rescue; recreational activities such as fox hunting, trail riding, or hacking; artistic to cultural exercises, and competitive sport, including dressage, endurance riding, eventing, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, horse racing, driving, and rodeo. Besides, there are some popular forms of competition are grouped together at horse shows and in other types of exhibition such as historical reenactment or ceremony, often pulling carriages and for therapeutic purposes both in specialized para-equestrian competition as well as non-competitive riding to improve human health and emotional development.

There’s no record of the the exact date horses were domesticated and first ridden, the best estimate is approximately 3000 – 3500 BC., near the Dnieper River and the Don River, people were using bits on horses, as a stallion that was buried there shows teeth wear consistent with using a bit. However, the most unequivocal early archaeological evidence of equines put to working use was of horses being driven as working animals in 2500 BC. In ancient times, the horse played an important role throughout human history all over the world, both in warfare and in peaceful pursuits such as transportation, trade and agriculture. Horses lived in North America, but died out at the end of the Ice Age and were brought back to North America by European explorers, beginning with the second voyage of Columbus in 1493.

Horse riding or Equestrianism was then become a form of sport and was introduced in the 1900 Summer Olympics as an Olympic sport with jumping events.

The Queen of England earned nearly $ 9 million in horse racing bonuses

Queen Elizabeth earned $ 8.8 million from a horse racing award over the past three decades, the latest figures from myracing.com show.

The Queen’s racing horses have won 451 wins from 2,815 runs since 1988, with a win rate of 15.9%. 2016 was the most prosperous year for the Queen of England with a prize of 731,413 USD from horse races. In the first 10 months of 2017, the Queen’s racehorse won 20 victories, bringing in $ 542,531. The best horse race of the Queen this year is Dartmouth trained by Michael Stoute.

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With such high achievements, Queen Elizabeth II became the 11th successful owner of racing horses in flat land races in the UK, according to CNN News.

The Queen of England was given a Shetland horse at the age of 4 and from there she became deeply interested in the horses. The Queen also inherited some of the best breeds after the death of her father, King George VI in 1952 and she was dubbed the British Equestrian Champion in 1954, 1957.

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In addition to the Epsom Derby, Queen Elizabeth II has won all four of the most famous classic horse racing competitions in England: St Leger Stakes, Epsom Oaks, 1,000 Guinea and 2,000 Guinea. The Queen’s most successful horse is based on a win rate of Elector, trained by Michael Stoute, who has a 100% win rate.

The Queen often visits to observe and evaluate her horse before birth and beyond. Once they finish the race, they are still in care by “retirement” mode.

Buckingham Palace did not respond to requests for comment. Now Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is 91 years old. She is the current Queen of 16 Commonwealth Kingdoms including: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu , Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent Grenadies, Antigua, Barbuda, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

If the competitor competes with a horse, which side will win

Man is always confident that he is the lord of all things, but it is the intellectual aspect, but physically, he has never been called “the fastest on earth or the strongest on earth”.

So the question here is whether humans are strong enough to race against one of the fastest animals in the world?

Most animals on this planet run faster than humans, but with great brains, endurance, and the ability to sweat, humans still have a chance to compete with animals. That means if you have the ability to run long distances, then you will eventually catch up to them because they were already drowned.

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With the tactics of rabbits vs turtles, plus some weapons, humans gradually tamed and rode horses from 4,000 years ago. Until the invention of the train in the late 1700s, horses were still the fastest way for humans to land.

In 1980, the first man-horse race was held in Wales, UK and was well received by the international community. Horses are much faster than us, but endurance has helped people balance their marathons with horses. If the weather is hot and dry again, the better.

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However, it took 24 years after the race for the first human race to defeat a horse. In 2004, a 2-hour-7-minute race in the heat helped Huw Lobb defeat a horse. Each year, the prize money for the winner increases until someone wins the horse. And the prize money when Lobb won was £ 25,000.

So far, in 36 years of the history of the race in Wales, only one more person, Mr. Florian Holzinger, defeated the world’s fastest horse in less than a minute.

In fact, the race in Wales takes place in mountainous areas, rivers, horses and participants must overcome many obstacles. Note to you that every horse has to be jockeyed.

In addition to the race in Wales, another small race took place in Doha (Qatar) in 2012 between people and horses. Disabled sprint athlete Oscar Pistorius, known as the “fastest footless person in the world,” competes with an Arab horse named Maserati.

Horse riding around sightseeing in Mongolia

We took a 14-day road trip on the following route: from Ulaanbaatar to the North, then back to the center. In it, there will be four days of cowboy riding. As I read the route, the old German couple, our companion, turned pale and told him the guide, “Can we ride instead of riding?”.

The guy is okay constantly, as if he has become accustomed to the fact that he did not fight back. I was also trembling when I thought of the four days of traveling by horse, but maybe the twenties seemed to be as panicked as the other two uncles?

In the first stage, we rode horses in Khuvsgol National Forest. If you ask where it is, I would say it is a Siberian pine forest, there is a large lake called Khuvsgol in the forest, and in winter, the lake will freeze.

Just run the car and go there for a few dozen kilometers, you will reach the Baikal lake of Russia. In fact, Khuvsgol and Lake Baikal lakes are two twin lakes, only that Mr. Baikal “gluttons” should be a little fatter.



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But right after 15 minutes of climbing the horse, I knew I was wrong. I think I can ride a horse for months. But like that roller skate, once you have taken the rule, you can go, then you will never fall again. And now, we just look at the sky and clouds, enjoy the summer Siberian pine forest full of flowers and grass, sometimes there is a clear stream crossing, it is cold and the air is clear.

Do not be afraid to give your beautiful horse a few shots to your butt if it keeps going back and forth to eat grass once, pee a little, poke. This game will repeat forever and you will never get anywhere, if you keep giving it up forever.

I originally loved my gentle, white-eyed horse, but after this he did so, as a result, I fell behind because it kept eating, eating and eating. So he asked me to give me a whip, and signaled me to punish him. Things are improved soon after.

Yabusame rite – Horse riding archery is the first step to becoming the “god of war” part 1

Yabusame is a type of archery mounted in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shot three consecutive special shots at three wooden targets. This archery style dates back to the beginning of the Kamakura period. Minamoto no Yoritomo panicked because of the lack of archery skills that the samurai had. He held yabusame as a form of practice.

Today, the best places to watch yabusame performances are at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Kamakura and Shimogamo Temple in Kyoto. It is also performed in Samukawa and on the beach at Zushi, as well as other locations.

Yabusame ( 流 鏑 馬 ) là một loại hình bắn cung gắn kết trong bắn cung truyền thống của Nhật Bản

The Japanese people have returned to prehistoric times – Joon period. The long, unique bow style is not asymmetrical with the center clamp under the Yayoi culture. Bows has become a symbol of power and power. The first legendary Emperor of Japan, Emperor Jimmu, is always portrayed with a bow.

The use of the bow was traced until about the 4th century when elite soldiers fought on horseback with bows and swords. In the 10th century, samurai will have archery gunfights on horseback. They will ride together and try to shoot at least three arrows.

These duels do not necessarily end with death, as long as the honor is satisfied. One of the most famous and famous events of the shooting in Japan occurred during the Genpei War, a struggle for power between the Minamoto and Taira patriarchs greatly influenced literature. Japanese culture, society and politics.

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At the Battle of Yashima, Heike, defeated in battle, fled to Yashima and boarded their boat. They were attacked violently by Genji on horseback, but Genji was stopped by the sea. When Heike waited for the wind to be right, they produced a fan hanging from the mast as a target for any Genji archer who shot in a gesture of confrontation between enemies.

One of Genji’s samurai, Nasu no Yoichi, accepted the challenge. He rode his horse to the sea and shot the fans cleanly. Nasu has won many fame and his achievements are still held to this day.

Courageous and confident thanks to horse riding

The school accepts children with all kinds of diseases, but except for those with Down syndrome because the neck bone is too soft, it is easy to encounter problems when riding or falling. They were brought here by their parents every afternoon during the week after school or two weekends. Particularly on Saturday morning, the school teaches math for children to rest.

Most of them changed positively after attending these equestrian courses. They become more bold, brave and proactive. Some of them even made difficult moves on horseback but not sure the young man dared to do it. I was watching, and suddenly a boy stroked my hair and smiled. It can be easily recognized that the boy is not normal in his physical and mental state, but I was surprised to see that 15 minutes later, the boy was riding very happily and steadily.

They choose pony instead of horse because they will sit and ride easier on the back of this dwarf stubby horse. However, the temperament of the pony is more uncomfortable and difficult to control than horse, why do they still choose pony when they know that people who often ride this type of horse are difficult and prone to accidents, let alone the disabled? The answer was unexpected, it was a test of will.

Actually there were a lot of children after a few training sessions that were riding a good horse. The children who have not done so will see their friends like that but have more motivation and determination. This is just play, extracurricular activity, so there is no competition at all, but just to stimulate your will to rise. The results after 31 years of school activities proved them right.

The principal said, once there was a ten-year-old girl, she was slow to develop, she could not do anything herself. My mother brought me here and just hope my child will have a good time. My ten horse riding courses passed. One day, the mother and daughter were bathing in the public bath, suddenly she raised her hand to rub her mother’s back. The mother was very surprised, because no one expected her to do anything for herself, let alone what to do for others. The mother cried all night because of happiness and the next morning called the teacher to report and thank.

The new horse riding entertainment of Koreans

Acordding Agency Korea News, at Mirim riding club near the capital Pyongyang, North Korea on October 15 organized horse races and attracted many followers, Reuters reported.

North Korea Radio and Television Station KCT said the government allowed citizens aged 12 and over to observe and participate in betting on horse-drawn athletes in the form of lottery.

Pictures published by KCNA show that hundreds of people participated in the monitoring of horse races and recorded by smartphone the sight of brave white horses rushing to their destination.

Mirim horse riding club is planned to be developed by Korea from a military horse racing school since 2012 and recently completed, according to KCNA.

According to Uri Tours website, an American company that organizes tours to Korea, Mirim Racecourse includes an indoor training facility, seven outdoor riding classes, a motel, restaurant and room. sauna with 120 horses, including 67 Orlov Trotters, precious horse breeds originating from Russia.

Also according to the website, the entrance fee is about 35 USD, including an hour of horseback riding with a guide, necessary riding equipment and sauna access. Prices for Koreans may be lower, about 10 USD.

The head of the Korea Industrial-Economic Research Institute based in Seoul, Korea, is not only an entertaining tournament for Koreans. Mr. Na said that people often criticize North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about building frivolous constructions such as amusement parks, resorts, racetracks while Pyongyang’s economy remains difficult.

However, this is an action when the Korean government on one hand developed entertainment facilities for the benefit of the people, on the other hand created foreign currency revenue for Pyongyang.

Korea’s foreign currency earnings have recently been affected by a series of sanctions from the United Nations, which has been imposed to contain Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, including banning exports of commodities. strengths such as coal, textile and seafood.

Horse riding art – Royal level

The Chairman of the Federation of riding the FEI art world today is Princess Haya Al Hussein Jordan – the athlete who has attended from Asia to Olympic. The predecessor of Princess Haya is Infanta Pilar – Duchess of Spain. Before Duchess Pilar was Princess Anne of England, a star in art horse riding.

In the list of the president of the World Federation of Horseback Riding for the past 60 years, there was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh or Dutch Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld … enough to know that this sport belonged to How noble, noble and luxurious.

In the list of the president of the World Federation of Horseback Riding for the past 60 years, there was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh or Dutch Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld … enough to know that this sport belonged to How noble, noble and luxurious.

Art horse riding was the content of the Olympics in 1900, and became a regular Olympic sport from 1912 until now. Of course, the princes or princesses cannot compete in the style of mortals in the form of flat horse racing, they eat each other at speed.

Their play is of course a performance, a heavy art. From the costumes of the athletes to the content of the competition, from the finesse in preparation for competition to the yard to serve the competition, all exuded the elegance and sophistication of an elite game, tied associated with the royal family.

Even FEI’s award system has shown that it is a luxurious game, rather than a real sport. There is no World Cup tournament, but there is an art horse riding trophy. Then, in addition to competitions at the Olympics, FEI also hosts a temporary conference called “Olympic Riding”, which is also held every four years.

The performance is much, but in the middle, the art horse riding consists of 3 main groups. Dressage – the lightest group of content, like any other. Wanting horses to lift a front leg is the horse to follow. How much horse has to dance, walk, do basic shape, just show off.

This subject is more common in horses and people must be integrated into a unified subject. The rider wants stars, the horse understands. Because these are gentle and polite content, when women are allowed to compete in the Olympics, this is the first content they are allowed to attend.