Focus: Arnica

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Arnica is a medicinal plant with yellow flowers that grows spontaneously in mountain. Its flowers, with analgesics and anti-inflammatory powers, can be used as a remedy for trauma and minor bruises that may cause annoying pains to our horse, stopping his activities. It’s really easy to prepare the infusion: infuse 20 … More Focus: Arnica

How to: Buy an horse

If you want to buy an horse, there are some tips that may help you in choosing and purchasing the best: -Decide the breed thinking to the discpiline you want to practice, some examples: Showjumping: Sella italiano, Selle franҫais, Holsteiner, Dutch warmblood, Belgian warmblood Dressage: Friesian, Andalusian, Hanoverian, Lusitano Eventing: Irish sport horse, Thoroughbred, Holsteiner, … More How to: Buy an horse

Names you must know

There are several names you must know if you are practicing horseback riding in Italy. Particularly three names went down in history, the pride of our nation in showjumping: Raimondo D’Inzeo:  1 gold medal (Rome 1960) 2 silver medals (Melbourne 1956) 3 bronze medals (Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Munich 1972) He and his brother, Piero … More Names you must know

Canter

The canter is a three-beat tilting horse gait: External rear leg Inner rear + External front leg Inner front leg It’s a “tilting” gait as the horse extends his head from the first to the third beat, withdrawing it in the time before the first beat. When you are riding remember, before starting with canter, … More Canter

Focus: Arnica

Arnica is a medicinal plant with yellow flowers that grows spontaneously in mountain. Its flowers, with analgesics and anti-inflammatory powers, can be used as a remedy for trauma and minor bruises that may cause annoying pains to our horse, stopping his activities. It’s really easy to prepare the infusion: infuse 20 grams of arnica (you … More Focus: Arnica

OUTSIDE REIN

‘MORE INSIDE leg!’ or ‘more outside rein’ is a common comment by dressage trainers.  What does it really mean?  It means that your inside leg creates the energy when riding, and your outside rein regulates it. The inside leg, being at the girth, asks the horse to bend around it. Then the outside rein is there … More OUTSIDE REIN