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Why are girls so dominant in horse riding?

It is often said that sport is for men. However nowadays, girls are initiated in the field of horse riding and are increasing in number each day. To tell the truth, according to a research, girls are dominant in this sector, but does not displeased the masculine gender. What is certain is that girls are increasing show passionate and even wish to master and become real professionals in the field of horse riding later.

Boosting gender equality
If you want to understand why girls are so dominant in horse riding, it is mainly due to compete with men. Indeed, with globalization and the advocacy of gender equality, many women want to prove that they can be as good as men on the back of a horse. They also want to show that they can take care of animals and have the ability to undertake risky activities despite their traditional reputation as a gentle, innocent and delicate force. Moreover, with their caring nature, the feminine gender also likes to meet new friends, no matter human or animal. For this reason, the horse is a channel for them to reconnect with nature, to explore the world and to know what they are really capable of.

They love the challenge
Like boys, girls also love challenges and the feeling of freedom, independence when traveling on the horse’s back. They also cherish every second they taste the thrills, adrenaline and intense sport. Because riding is a chance to be in shape while discovering a world of passion and instant exploration m. And with equitack¸ they can also strengthen their passion. Because girls are as enduring and rutile as men that many of them have mastered skills in the field of horse riding. Because they have the right to be stand out in a field, it is therefore normal if they are so dominant in riding right now.

Best Horse Riding Destinations in Italy (Part 1)

Featured gorgeous weather, beautiful scenery, rich cultural heritage, delicious cuisine and exceptional wines, it’s hard to resist visiting Italy at least once in your life.

A long tradition of horseback riding dating back to ancient and a internationally passion for horses make Italy even more attractive for hoé riding enthusiasts. Are you ready to discover everything this “Bel Paese” (beautiful country) has to offer? Saddle up and let steady Italian horses take you on a journey through the best horse riding destination of Italy.

Tuscany

Have you ever look at Val d’Orcia by Van Gogh? This and many other of his paintings have been inspired by Tuscany’s tranquil countryside scenery featuring yellow-brown fields and lush green hillside.

This serene hillside region is perfect for riding through remote rural trails, vineyards, olive groves, farms and trees, while breathing in the fresh scent of wild herbs in the air. On your way, you’ll explore charming medieval villages and fortresses hidden away in the hillsides. Some of the famous iconic villages that of a must-do visit include Talamone, Orbetello and Monte Argentario. A horse riding holiday in Tuscany is highly recommended for those who dream about leaving their busy day-to-day lives in picturesque countryside.

In Tuscany, one can find horse riding holidays suitable for all levels, from first-timers to advanced riders. However, since there are too many accessible trails and stables with calm, and well-trained horses, this region is particularly ideal for beginners who are looking to develop their horsemanship and skills quickly.

While Tuscany is fairly huge region, one of the most beautiful areas for the ultimate horse riding experience is the Maremma region, featuring the medieval city of Grosseto as a starting point. From that, journey through rust-colored tracks and grassy hills, pass through winding avenues with chestnut, almond and fig trees and experience some horseback-swimming in the clear water.

Tips to look like an expert in saddle (part 2)

6. Do not hold the saddle horn to stay still

When practice horse riding in the USA or Mexico, you are likely to find a saddle horn in your saddle which you can hold on to while riding – but really you should not depend on the saddle horn to keep your balance. In case you feel unstable, keep balance by adjusting your posture, extending your legs further or holding the reins more gently. Anything but the saddle horn should be used for that.

Because if you let yourself depend on the saddle horn to keep balance, when there is an unexpected situation happening, this is a much ineffective position to keep your balance and you are more likely to fall hard to the ground. That’s the reason why you should never get used to holding the saddle horn even if you are just walking. It’s better to learn properly how to stay balance from the start than developing bad habits that could harm you in the long run.

Remember also that in the UK or other countries in Europe, saddles are usually not attached with saddle horns but you should also avoid holding onto the front of the saddle for keeping balance.

7. Keep your eyes where you are riding the horse

Don’t fix your eye on your horse while you ride. No matter how beautiful he is, riders must always keep eyes on the trail. Fixing your gaze at your horse would be similar to pay attention to the hood of your car while ignoring the road ahead which surely no one would want to be in a car with such uncertain driver.

Instead you should look ahead through the horse’s ears, keeping sight on the path while holding a straight posture, which should be enough to have a safe trail riding trip.

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.

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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.