The horses movement:
Beat: hoof strikes ground
Stride: all 4 legs
Footfalls: pattern of gait
Tempo: beats per minute
Rhythm: regularity of gait
Lateral: first uses one side then other
Swing: leg moving though air
Natural gaits: WTCG
De La Guerniere
"The kn owledge ufthe nature of the horse is
o n e of the rst fuundatio us of the art of riding
it, a nd every horse ma n must make it his
"In nrdertu have a [and hand; it must be light.
gentle and firm."
Th? Trailkning Scale
"Everything is connected. every single exeroi se or movement influ en oes all the others.
Dr. Thomas Hitter Fundamental Goals of Riding
- Minimize the burden/disruption caused by the
riders weight on the horses back.
- Restore the
"What is the meaning of 'horsemanship'? Why is horsemanship important for the rider?"
Horsemanship in general terms is the art, ability, skill, or manner of a horseman both on
and off the horse. Horsemanship starts with your attitude and
February 1, 2014
ANSC 402: Week 2
In a well-written paper of one to two double-spaced pages, reflect on the effect the
presence of the rider has on the horse and relate this to your own riding experiences.
The lectures this week taught me a lot about t
HORSEMANSHIP ANSC 402
Lecture Section 01
Sarah Rigg, Instructor:
Office Hours (once back from leave): Wednesday 2:003:00, or by appointment.
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2. Take Off- swings 2 hind legs together, stretched to max
3. Flight- uses entire top line to balance
4. Landing- end of bascule, trailing foreleg
5. Recovery- rebalance, all energy stored up, diagonal pairing is bro