Equestrian sports involving horses are very popular. In fact, horseback riding is one of the most popular sports in the world. Ancient people used horses not only for riding but also for farming, drafting, polo, as well as pleasure.
The history of equestrian sports varies from country to country. However, the most famous sport is still horseback riding. In the past, equestrians were considered as masters of the sport but nowadays, they are just like any other normal rider. Many people still use horses in many types of sports, even though there are already numerous methods and equipment for horse riding.
Equestrian sports vary from country to country but they all share the same equipment. There are a few types of equestrian sports that you can choose from. Some of these include dressage, show jumping, trail riding, jumping, cross country jumping, and jumping competitions. These sports can be done individually as a hobby or you can participate in organized competitions. Dressage and show jumping are considered to be highly competitive and the skills required for this sport are really high. Many horse riding enthusiasts spend much more time practicing their skills and mastering new techniques before trying to do these two activities in real life.
Dressage is widely regarded as one of the classical dressage activities that need a special skill, discipline, as well as passion. Even though it is regarded as classical dressage, there are several competitions throughout the year. The United States Equestrian Federation has been organizing the Dressage competition since the 1980’s and the International Federation of Dressage and Horsemanship (IHF) has also recognized dressage as one of its six national events.
Dressage is defined as the action of working with a horse on a flat or grass surface by using a variety of techniques and positions. The most popular technique used is the jumpshot where the horse jumps over a hurdle. Jumping is considered to be the art of going over an obstacle at a higher pace than normal without breaking or falling. Dressage is one of the most challenging disciplines in horse riding and is ideal for those people who have a natural love for horses and a professional attitude. In order to qualify as a good dressage rider, you need to have a thorough knowledge of the English horse riding hierarchy, an understanding of how a horse works, as well as being able to demonstrate excellent riding skills.
Dressage competition aims to introduce equestrians to new skills, show them how important it is to work with horses in the correct and beneficial ways, develop endurance, improve the rider’s skills, develop confidence, increase their working purposes, improve their health and fitness and provide opportunities for socialising and networking. For both men and women it is an exciting sport. Equestrian Sports England organises many events for both genders. These include Dressage, Equestrian Jumping, Equestrian Riding and Western Riding which are all based on traditional methods of dressage but with modern twists and include more riding than was traditional.
Dressage is one of the most demanding sports, but it also provides a great opportunity for cross country and trail riding as well as equestrian sports such as polo and show jumping. Equestrian riders need to be fit both musically and physically. Dressage riders will often be required to wear a support garment known as a jump suit, which helps to prevent them being injured during a fall. There are many benefits to being a professional equestrian rider, including gaining a competitive edge through participation in dressage, Show Jumping and Equestrian Camps whilst also developing personal and team skills.
Dressage and show jumping are two of the most popular disciplines within Equestrian Sports, but there are many more disciplines available to riders of all abilities. Jumping puzzles and patterned jumpers are among the skills that can be enhanced through practice and this is the basis for many horse shows around the UK. There is a huge amount of skill required in show jumping and dressage, both from the horse and rider. Competitors need to get up and down the length of the ramp smoothly and be able to change direction in a split second. Horse riding is similar to ballet in that the steps must be repeated many times over before the final jump. Riders are often required to demonstrate a step before being allowed to do it, much like ballroom dancing.