Articles on Horse Riding
- How Much Weight Can a Horse Carry?
- Are Riders Too Heavy for Their Horses?
- Riders Don’t Influence How Horses Jump
- Training Routines for Dressage Horses
- Posting or Sitting Trot – Which is Better?
- Designing Jumps to Prevent Horse Accidents
- Do Horses Spread Weeds Along Trails?
- Bits Can Interfere With Swallowing
- Warm-up Trends for Dressage Tests
- Mounting Blocks Put Less Strain on Horses
- Myler Bits Act Differently on Horses
- Dressage Riders Have Consistent Hand
- Doctors Recommend Horse Riders Use Safety Stirrups
Researchers have identified a threshold for when a rider is too heavy for a horse to comfortably carry.
Concern about the welfare and performance of horses has led some people to question whether riders are asking their horses to carry too much weight.
Popular belief has it that riders strongly affect their horse’s jumping technique. Surprisingly, results of a study that measured horses going over vertical jumps suggest that this belief is mistaken.
The typical strategies for training dressage horses in the United Kingdom was revealed from a survey of over 2500 riders.
Equestrians generally believe that posting is better than sitting while trotting, as it puts less strain on the horse’s back. New research techniques now enable scientists to evaluate whether such commonly held assumptions are indeed true.
A few simple changes to cross-country courses will reduce the risk of horses and riders becoming injured at eventing competitions.
Horses have been blamed for scattering unwanted weeds across the landscape as they travel down public trails.
Researchers at Michigan State University have now measured how much a bit actually affects a horse’s swallowing of saliva.
How much time do the top-level dressage riders spend on warming up their horses before riding in a competition?
Getting on a horse from a raised platform rather than the ground puts significantly less force on the horse, research has confirmed.
A detailed comparison of how various bits sit in a horse’s mouth finds that Myler bits behave quite differently from other types of bits.
Despite lots of upper body movement when they ride a sitting trot, skilled dressage riders maintain a surprisingly steady distance between their hands and their horse’s bit.
After examining foot injuries in young equestrians, medical doctors are advocating that children wear strong boots and use safety stirrups while riding.