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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.

At the age of 92 and 97, the Queen of England and her husband still ride horse

Age was no barrier to UK Queen and her husband riding horse outside Windsor Castle. The Queen is 92 years old and her husband-Duke of Edinbourg is 97 years old. But Queen Elizabeth and the Duke still know how to enjoy life.

The royal couple appeared energetic, very healthy in the vast space outside Windsor Castle. The Queen rode her beloved pony, and the Duke controlled a carriage. The foal is tied with a rose in its ear, a royal symbol.

The queen wore a warm blue jacket and headscarf to fight the cold of November and rode around the castle’s forest. The sight satisfied the royal admirers, because without a doubt, the Queen’s health is very good.

The Queen of England and Prince Philip were married in 1947. After more than 70 years of marriage, their marriage is still admired by many things. Although they had met before at the cousin’s wedding and King George’s coronation, the princess actually fell in love with Prince Philip during a tour at Naval University.

At that time, Elizabeth was only 13 years old, arranged to accompany her parents and sister to meet some practitioners. However, the school suddenly broke out with mumps and chicken pox.


Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, was hesitant about the marriage between the two, because he was afraid his daughter was too young; moreover, Philip was also the first man the princess loved. So the Royal waited until Elizabeth turned 21 to officially announce the wedding.

Prince Philip at that time was the only one who did not get sick, came and took the two princesses for a walk. They play jumping over the tennis net together. Elizabeth’s impression was so deep that she once said, “He really danced very high”.

In the early years after marriage, the Royal Highness was stationed in Malta to serve the Navy, and the Queen followed her husband. At that time, their two children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, remained in England. The Queen’s wife and husband also go on trips together without bringing their children because they are too young.