Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Compare riding to other sports...
Riding horses is probably one if the most complex sports out ther, as we app know! But have you ever tried comparing it to other sports? Well, I was an ice skater, and I love to watch snowboarding and I see alot of similarities in the two sports to jumping horses.
Ice Skating- you want to have a good speed going to the jump, but not try to speed up or slow down right before take off. You want to remain in compleate control of your body in the air, and land at the same speed you took off at. You also have to really train yourself in body awarness, so you can isolate different parts of you body at a time.
Snowboarding- You have to aproch the jump at the exact line you see, and ride that line at a steady pace, then you have to stay intotal control in the air, balancing in a flip or twist.
What other sports(anything) can you compare to riding?
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt