Category Archives: Equestrian Sports

“How the Andalusians Dance” – Classical Riding from Spain

The riding in this video is absolutely sublime! Similar to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, but a little less restrained. Doma vaquera: Field Dressage with the Garrocha (lance) and cane (sword under military conditions). All riding is done with … Continue reading

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Tent Pegging – A sport American Riders should seriously look into.

Tent Pegging was once a popular equestrian sport in the United States, but has largely become obscure. This is a shame. It requires confidence in the horse on the part of the rider and confidence in the rider on the … Continue reading

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Jumping Obstacles, Italian Cavalry Style

I found this interesting video footed from the Luce Archives in Italy. This is how you jump obstacles in the field, in the Caprilli ‘Natural System’. Hell bent for leather. Not many people today have the guts to let their … Continue reading

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Tent Pegging – the ultimate equestrian sport

Tentpegging was once a popular sport even here in the United States. But with the demise of mounted horse cavalry, the sport has gradually vanished here. Fortunately, tent pegging has been kept alive in countries where the British military tradition … Continue reading

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Yet another good reason to always ride with a helmet!

This is just another illustration of why one should always wear a helmet while riding. Teenager kicked in the head by a horse after jumping (http://www.riders4helmets.com) I cannot over-emphasize the importance of riding with a helmet.

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Stupidity I have seen recently concerning horse safety

OK, I’m not one to mince words about stupid crap I’ve seen supposed horse “professionals” engage in. You know, the people who complain that everyone’s horse is dangerous because it spooked as a result of someone doing something to spook … Continue reading

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Information – Equine Event Permit Horse owners can apply for interstate health permit (North Carolina)

This specifically applies to North Carolina Horses (check with your state’s Department of Agriculture for your specific requirements). “Horse owners who frequently travel out of state with their animals for horse shows and festivals can take advantage of a new … Continue reading

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Caprilli’s Natural System of Forward Riding

Here’s a video. Just watch it. You don’t have to speak Italian to enjoy it and understand it.

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Hussars Fire Fundraising Organized by “D” Troop 15th Kings Light Dragoon (Hussars)

““D” Troop 15th Kings Light Dragoons (Hussars) are Australia’s largest cavalry re-enactment group. On Tuesday 8th January 2013 a wildfire went through the property where their kit was stored and it was all lost. Equipment, clothing and swords were all … Continue reading

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Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (For Riding in the Field)

Website Update – I’ve posted a 2nd edition (improved for readability and clarity) of my translation of Federico Caprilli’s “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (For Cross Country Riding) which appeared in the January-February 1901 issue of Revista di Cavalleria: “Federico Caprilli … Continue reading

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