Archive for December 2011
When I Was On Horseback by Louise Jordan live at Wat Tyler Folk Festival 5 Sept 2009. louisejordan.co.uk
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The ways of riding and the benefits of riding
Article by sallyxiong
Horse rising is a way of people controlling the horse. Horse becomes the means of transport. Then it gets the aim of long travel and rapid march. Horse is not like driving. Horse can feel that you can’t ride. It will bully you or don’t follow you if you can’t ride. It will be opposed to you on purpose. It won’t to walk if you intend it to walk. It may lower its head to eat something. It will resist bridle if you pull him. The reason is its naughty. Some horse temperament are bad. It needs your confidence and faith to infect it.
You should have the ability to let horse follow you. At this moment it is a domestic animal. Of course it needs some small techniques. Everybody has different techniques and every horse is different.Generally speaking, it includes rein,whip,feet,leg and hip. These movements must be synthetically utilized. If you have no feeling at all.Hardly get on the horse when you are afraid. If you can’t overcome the scared psychology. You can’t find the feeling forever. You had better not try the sport. It is not considered you can ride if you can run at full speed.Beginners have the experience of viscera being bumping. There is a movement herdsman called”qingkuaibu” which you can follow the horse rhythm.
If you master the movement you can’t be bumped. It will be good-looking and stable. It looks as you can ride. It is from horse controling you to you not being controlled.You are able to control the speed and range. At last you can control it. Your drive level are in the early stage. At this moment people master the method of coordinating the horse center of gravity. In other words,You can keep body balance. You can’t fall in the horse simple running. Many people are not aware of they send out the vague orders. Then horse don’t understand which direction he want to run. When you are in the intermediate stage, at this time people have expertly mastered various kinds of horse gravity coordination. You send out the certain and coherent orders. Horse Obedience movement become better and better. It is the fastest stage of improving riding level. When your riding level are in the final stage, you can ride perfectly. The orders and movements are unanimous.
A riding master-hand masters skills and experience. Horse often throw off persons, there are some reasons. There are a crossing which you don’t give him a definite instructions. There are things on the road. Horse are afraid of it. Horse attempts to avoid it. If there are holes on the road, it probably causes stumbling and fall off the horse. You can check the harness. The bellyband or the pedal rope are broken, this may cause falling off. Don’t stand behind the horse arse. Because it can’t see, it may feel dangerous. This is self-protection. There are a lot of benefits to ride.
The whole body vibrates regularly. It not only enforce viscera function, muscles and bone. With the addition of perspiring. It is easy to perspire. Horse riding has the effect of losing weight and shape the body. It needs riders squaring one’s shoulder and tummy tuck. Body matches the horse nature rhythm. It equals to massage the whole body. In the progress of riding,children’s EQ, IQ, PQ are improved. It can consume surplus heat. It can promote blood circulation. It can cure muscle and bones ache. Riding needs concentration,attention and self-control. It is a fun to get along with horse.will you want to learn?
About the Author
About author: Hunter Fox has over 15 years experience in web development and mens 6 inch waterproof boots. He is also a regular contributor to the franchise blog.
You need to be Safe when Riding a Horse
Article by Cole Rees
Riding a horse can be a fun experience for many people. Before you ride a horse, you will need to consider the safety precautions. As long as you are safe while riding a horse, you can be certain that you will have a pleasant ride. You might be a beginner rider. If you are a beginner then it is a good idea to take a horse riding lesson that will help you understand the safety and how to better ride a horse. Best of all, lessons are usually not too expensive for a beginner, at the most you would end up paying about a few pounds for one lesson.
When you are preparing for your first horse ride, you will need to make sure you are wearing some jeans and good shoes so that you can be comfortable while riding. If you are someone that wants to go further in the adventure of horse riding and you plan on having your own horse to own in ride then there are many important factors that you need to consider before taking on the responsibility of owning a horse. It is indeed a big responsibility. You need to take care of the horse and make sure that you are safe when you are riding it.
Safety helmets are something that you must have to ride a horse especially for children and beginners. When you ride a horse, the helmet should not be removed from the head and should be worn the whole time until you get off of the horse. No one ever wants to experience what it is like to fall off a horse. If it happens, then the minimum damage to your body that you will experience would be a few bruises or scrapes on your body. Depending on how fast the horse is going or if the horse is going out of control, you can be injured pretty badly and death can even occur during a severely bad horse fall. For the most part such incident is rare as long as you are taking the proper safety precautions when you ride. Make sure the helmet is a strong and sturdy one because the cheap ones won’t protect your head and can break if you fall.
Do some shopping around online to see what types of helmets are available as well as other equestrian equipment such as horse saddles are available.
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Edward Gall rode his amazing horse Moorlands Totilas and their freestyle earned them a 93% and the gold for this performance at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Amazing to see this horse live!
How to Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Horse Management in the College of Southern Idaho and what are the Main Courses Required There?
Article by Bimol
There are a lot of different colleges which offer to earn the associate degrees in various fields. In this article we should mention one of them in which you can earn the associate of applied science degree. This college is called The College of Southern Idaho. This college is situated in the state of Idaho in Twin Falls. This institution is a public college in which you have to study for two years to receive your associate degree. The college offers an associate
Learn Riding with Professional Horse Training
Article by Anel Madox
Horse Training and Riding Lessons are terms that go hand in hand. In order to learn the basics of Horse Training it is also important to earn the technique of Horse Riding.
So, what are the different techniques recommended in proper Horse Training and Horse Riding lessons?
There are many techniques associated with proper Horse Training and horse riding lessons. There is the conventional method that teaches how to learn riding and it has a few old school of thought approach to it.However, over time and experience there are several modern techniques and so these days there are several options open for all horse loving people who want to perfect the art of Horse Training and Horse riding.
There are quite a few techniques like the modern approach which basically deals with the attitude that a beginner should take. The first step is to start in small areas where the rider should develop an attitude of treating the horse like the leader. The rider is advised to let the horse move as it wants to and thereby gives full control of the entire walk to the horse which allows it to take the path it wants to take. In other words stick to the flow of the horse.
However, such basic lessons do graduate to a more matured level after a lot of practice where the horse is allowed to strut and trot as it pleases in slightly larger grounds and eventually to handling the horse with ease.
The magic word in these lessons is to stick to the flow of the horse and not to resist its movements. Rather if the tendency of following the rhythm of the horse’s movements is strictly allowed then such riders simply find the art of Horse Training and Horse Riding marvellous and something worth enjoying. However, if there is a tendency to go against the horses movements then chances are that the rider might get frightened each time a riding lesson is to be taken.
One important point to be learnt during riding lessons is to maintain the body balance by sitting right in the middle of the horses back. This means that if a horse bends slightly the rider too should bend slightly in the same direction this way there will be better alignment and the rider will not slip with the saddle.
Yet another important lesson to be learnt is to keep the body quite relaxed and stop being stiff.Remember, a stiff rider always makes the horse uncomfortable and the horse too becomes stiff in its movements thereby making movement pretty difficult. The back, ankles and the shoulders of the rider too should be in perfect harmony with the horse’s movements. The position of the rider’s ankles should be maintained so that it does not disturb he horses movements. Even the back of the rider should be straight so that it is n perfect sync with the horses back alignment. Is these basic details are kept in mind Horse training and Horse Riding Lessons will eventually become quite an experience for all who love Riding horses!
About the Author
Anel Madox, a horse riding trainer by profession, discusses how easy the process of learning horse riding can be, if it is taught in a methodical way. To find more of his interesting guidelines about horse training, visit http://www.quantumsavvy.com/
Had a great ride on the island.
Learn to Ride a Horse – Horseback Riding Lessons for Beginners
Article by Clinton Lyons
There are a few things that some people wish to do before they die. For some they want to climb Mount Everest, some want to see the ancient pyramids, and some just want to learn to ride a horse. Fortunately for me I was able to learn to ride a horse at a very young age and it’s something I have enjoyed my whole entire life. If you wish to learn to ride a horse I’ll give you just a couple of things that you should learn to do right at the start.
One of the first things that you should do when you learn to ride a horse is to learn how to lead one. That’s probably not what you had in mind but still, it’s kind of important. You shouldn’t be standing at the end of the lead rope trying to pull your horse along and you also shouldn’t be standing at their shoulder letting them lead you along. There’s no control in either of those methods. The best way to lead a horse is to stand with your shoulder pretty close to their throatlatch and about a foot over to the side of them. That way you have enough room between the two of you for comfort. With one hand right below the lead snap and the other holding the rest of the lead line, you will step forward with the horse hopefully following. If it doesn’t then you just simply push gently in the direction you want to go with the hand that has the snap. That will give you the most control over the horse.
Now that you know how to lead a horse your horseback riding lessons will flow smoother. When you learn to ride a horse you have to be in control and if you can lead one with control on the ground you have a better chance of being able to learn to ride a horse. Riding a horse works best when you know that you’re in control. If you think that you can’t ride a horse, you will never be able to learn proper horseback riding. They will know that you’re scared and take total advantage of you. That’s all there is to it. If you get scared just take some deep breaths and tell yourself that you’re the boss. Any time my mare and I have a “discussion” and she thinks that she’s the boss I calmly let her know that I’m the boss and that I’m always going to win. And I always do. You can’t get rough and be mean but you have to be firm. If you start beating and thumping on a horse, odds are it’s gonna scared and then you might get scared. Not a good thing.
You can learn to ride a horse by taking lessons but unless you are with a trainer that has a goal of teaching you something in particular, you might be able to get the same effects by watching a few videos or reading some horse training books. And a lot of those books you can purchase online for a reasonable cost. No sense making horse ownership any more expensive than it needs to be. If you learn to ride a horse, you are learning a skill that has been around for hundreds of years and obviously is still important to this day because people still do it. Mainly some will learn to ride a horse for pleasure, relaxation or just time by themselves.
Did you know that 90% of falls and horse related injuries result from an inexperienced rider? Don’t let this happen to you. Take a few minutes to learn the essential horseback riding and horsetraining methods practiced by experts for generations which are guaranteed to improve your horse riding skills.
About the Author
Clinton Lyons has been raising foals and horses for over 35 years. He is a professional horse trainer and expert horseback riding instructor. Visit his website to learn more about horse training and horseback riding here: http://www.horsetrainingranch.com
As Easy as Falling Off a Horse: Learning to Ride
Article by Richard Atkins
OK, the correct phrase would be “as easy as falling off a log” but I hope you will forgive my poetic licence, as learning to ride a horse is about as easy as falling off, which is not actually all that easy. If you are properly saddled and seated then it’s really quite hard to do, so please don’t let thoughts of that sort of thing put you off learning to ride. In fact, in my several years of horse riding I’ve only ever fallen off once and that was because the horse (with good reason) decided it really didn’t want me there anymore!
Firstly, the key thing you need to understand is that learning to ride a horse is a bit like dog training in reverse. Dogs need to be taught a series of signals (verbal and non-verbal) and how to respond to them. Although there may be ‘correct’ signals (remember Barbara Woodhouse’s famous “si-t”) the fact that each dog tends to be paired with a single owner means the dog can learn the owner’s signals and these need not be the same for any particular dog-owner pair. The owner or person who trains the dog can then teach the other members of the family how to control the family pet and hey-presto, we have communication, but not necessarily in any common language that any other dog would understand.
With horses it’s different because horses (especially those used with beginning and casual riders) are often ridden by lots of different people and it’s a little bit unreasonable to expect them to learn a different set of signals for each new rider. This means the one that needs to be trained is not the horse, it’s you.
When you first get on a horse, it’s likely to be a horse intended for beginner or casual riders in which case it will most likely have a docile manner, be quite forgiving, be relatively calm and unexcitable and (crucially) will ignore all and any signals it’s not used to without fretting about what you might have meant. In fact I have known horses that seem to interpret ambiguous signals as meaning “relax and go chew on the nearest nettle.”
A common misconception, perhaps due to too much ‘showy’ riding in Westerns, is that commands are given by yelling at the horse and/or by flapping or pulling on the reigns. While you must hold the reigns correctly and it is true that voice commands are used, you also need to follow your trainer’s instructions about how and where to sit on the saddle and how to hold you legs (keeping your heels down) as well as what to say. All these things communicate something to the horse. For example, telling a stationary horse to ‘walk-on’ while sitting with your backside towards the back of the saddle (which generally means slow down and stop) will probably not get you very far. Similarly, yanking on the reigns (which is probably interpreted as turn left and right at the same time!) is never a good idea and doing this when you haven’t moved towards the back of the saddle gives a very mixed signal. Pull the reigns hard enough (i.e. you assume the horse is wrong, not you) and you will cause the horse enough pain that it’s tantamount to animal abuse.
Despite all this, riding a horse is not that difficult, as long as you listen to what you are told to do and start by assuming everything you thought you knew about horses and horse riding was wrong. In fact learning the ‘language’ of horses and learning to ride is a hugely rewarding activity. There’s nothing quite like the sense of command and cooperative action you get once you’ve learnt enough to let the horse know what you want. Generally the horses really want to work with you so a little bit of correct signalling can produce an awful lot of pride and sense of achievement for both you and the horse.
There are also some great benefits to horse riding in terms of seeing the countryside. I still remember the first time I walked my horse through woods about 5 feet from a foxhole outside of which a vixen sat unconcerned and watched her three cubs playing. Had I been on foot they would have been nowhere to be seen but the foxes knew the horse was no threat and me being on it made me safe for them as well. This is typical of the kind of thing you might come across when horse riding in woodland or even open country. Wild animals and birds tend not to register a ridden horse as a threat so you get to see things that would normally have hidden long before you came into view.
I hope the above has encouraged you to have a go at horse riding if you haven’t already tried, as it’s a really rewarding and enjoyable activity that I think everyone should experience at least once in their life.
Just to clear up the one occasion I was thrown, this was by a mare called Domino, one of my regular rides who seemed to be a bit cantankerous and lazy that day. I was trying to get a bit more life out of her despite her clear protests when she suddenly leapt into action, cantered across the field for a few yards, then leaned forwards and dug her hooves into the turf. As you can probably imagine I cart-wheeled straight over her right shoulder and on to my back, landing on the soft patch of long grass that she had kindly selected for me. She even gave me a quick nuzzle to make sure I was ok before she trotted back to the stable. Why did she do it? About 9 months later she gave birth to a beautiful and healthy foal so I guess you could say she was suffering from morning sickness and really didn’t want the exercise. That’s reason enough for me.
About the Author
Apart from assisting with riding classes at his local riding school, Richard has worked as a lecturer, computer programmer and occasional writer. For horse riding experience days in the UK ranging from New Forest hacks through cowboy trails to learning to play Polo, you may be interested in the horse riding experience days page on www.FindExperienceDays.com.
i dont own any of the clips or the music… the song is Shut me up – Mindless self indulgence