Horses, Athlete or Prey Animal

by joanieeditr on November 18, 2009

in Riders

From the first writing of horse training in the manual by a Chinese dynasty 3,000 years ago, the horses structure has had to adapt itself to that of a carrying animal. Structurally horses body conformation is a type of prey animals use for maximum running flight. In order to carry a load upon their backs they depend upon the skills of riders who will develop their muscles using careful training regimens. A riders job is to help their horse develop athleticism. Just as each horse is an individual, so too is each rider, each having different ideas about how far to go with her riding and how far to take her training.

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