Feet are often very hard and contracted in a dry environment. Horses have often retained a lot of sole. This is a natural protection against the harsh environment that they are in. Take care not to remove too much of the protective element.
Classical dressage evolved from cavalry movements and training for the battlefield, and has since developed into the competitive dressage seen today. The horses have a characteristically balanced nature as they originate from the classic Spanish work horse.
Combined driving is involving carriage driving. In this discipline, the driver sits on a vehicle drawn by a single horse, a pair or a team of four. The sport has three phases: dressage, cross-country marathon and obstacle cone driving.
Cross country equestrian jumping is an endurance test that forms one of the three phases of the sport of eventing; it may also be a competition in its own right, known as hunter trials or simply "cross-country".
There are endurance rides worldwide in two main types of long-distance riding: competitive trail riding and endurance rides. In an endurance ride, the winning horse is the first one to cross the finish line while stopping periodically to pass a veterinary check
Equine agility or horse agility is a sport similar to dog agility but using horses. At lower levels, the horse may be guided with a lead rope but at higher levels the horse works without a lead and in some cases, without a halter.
Eventing (also known as horse trials) is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combination compete against other combinations in the three disciplines of dressage, cross-country and show jumping.
A field hunter, or a fox hunter, is a type of horse used in the hunt field for fox hunting and stag hunting. In some ways, the field hunter is more similar to a good cross-country horse seen in eventing than a show-ring hunter.
Flat racing is a form of horse racing which is run on a level racecourse. It is run over a predetermined distance and is either a test of speed, stamina or both, whilst the skill of the jockey is determined by his ability to restrain the horse or urge it on.
Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase and, if caught, the killing of a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of unarmed followers led by a "master of hounds", on foot or on horseback.
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