Dear friends, colleagues!
We are glad that recently more and more athletes and tourists are following safety rules when riding. More and more equestrian tourists are purchasing and using helmets and proper footwear when traveling on horseback.
when interacting with a horse and riding.
The horse is a large animal, naturally timid and has great strength, so it can unintentionally cause serious injuries. To avoid this, you must follow the following safety rules: The main thing is to always strictly follow the instructions and requirements of the person in charge (instructor, coach, hike leader).
1.1. When riding horseback, you must wear a helmet or helmet with a three-point fastening to protect your head from injury.
1.2. Clothes for riding should be comfortable and relatively loose, not restricting movement: – Trousers should not have hard seams on the inside. – Shoes should cover the ankle, have a small heel (from 2 to 5 cm) and fit freely into the stirrup. Boots or boots with cuffs are ideal.
1.3. When overcoming local or extended obstacles of categories 5 and 6 of difficulty, it is necessary to use a protective vest for riding. In children’s equestrian tourism, the use of a protective riding vest is mandatory when overcoming obstacles of category 3 or higher.
1.4. Stirrups must be adjusted to the size of the rider’s feet.
2.1. Always handle your horse calmly and confidently.
2.2. When approaching a horse, be sure to call it and make sure it pays attention to you.
2.3. It is forbidden to approach a horse from behind (the distance to the horse’s hind legs must be at least 1.5 meters), or to crawl under the horse’s belly and head. As you walk around from the front, hold the horse’s halter.
2.4. It is forbidden to handle the horse roughly: teasing it, swinging the reins, slapping it unexpectedly on the croup, beating it, scaring it, making sudden movements near it.
2.5. The treat is given to the horse on an open palm.