Here I would like to talk about what equipment we equip horses with for horse treks.

Horseback riding in the Moscow region with accommodation in cabins, all inclusive

It is not difficult to find a horse riding club in the Moscow region. There are many offers, it remains to evaluate the ratio of services and prices, and think about which club is more convenient to get to.

Equestrian clubs of the Moscow region along Varshavskoe highway

The equestrian club "Sivka" is located very conveniently, no more than 30 minutes from the Moscow Ring Road. Along the Warsaw highway - to Podolsk, then to Shchapov. A car is waiting for customers here, it takes 5 minutes to get to the club.

Club "Sivka" offers:

The Sivka Club organizes horseback riding, but this type of recreation is for those who have already mastered horseback riding and are confidently in the saddle. Another club on the Varshavskoe highway is Favorit. The complex is located in the village of Borodino (Varshavskoe shosse, 1).

The Favorit Equestrian Club offers individual and group training, a subscription from 4 lessons, hippotherapy, horseback riding in the forest, fishing. In winter - skating rink (skate rental), ice slides, sleigh rides. The club rents out winter and summer houses, verandas.

NameType of roomCapacityPrice for 3h. (rub.) Tea house WarmUp to 15 people4000-6000 (depending on the number of guests) Fisherman's HouseWarmUp to153500-5000Veranda Warm20-60300-360 per person >

Horseback riding in clubs on Dmitrovskoe highway

Horseback riding in the Moscow region is gaining popularity. The hills of Dmitrovsky district are the best place for equestrian sports. The Sirius club is located 20 km from the Moscow Ring Road, in Aksakovo. This club specializes in show jumping and dressage. The price per hour of training on weekdays is 500 rubles, on weekends - 600 rubles.

Regular customers are offered a subscription and discounts. For horse owners, "Sirius" offers a bed with feeding, walks and security. In the Dmitrovsky district, in the village of Nekrasovsky, the Russian Almaz complex is located. The complex is surrounded by its own fields, nearby is a coniferous forest.

  • 4 stables.
  • 2 arena with mirrors (covered).
  • 3 covered barrels.
  • 2 parade ground 60x60 m.
  • 1 parade ground 20x60 m.
  • Racing circle.
  • Solariums and sinks.

The main building has a restaurant, club lounge and lounges. An hour of individual lessons costs 2500 rubles. The Trio club can be reached via the bridge of the Klyazminskoye reservoir to the village. Marfino. The club has an interesting service: "horse to home".

Riding horses, horses in carriages or sleighs, ponies (for children's parties) are brought by order, for celebrations and holidays. But equestrian sports fans are, of course, interested in other services of the club.

Horseback riding in the Moscow region with accommodation in cabins, all inclusive

But all these models have one feature in common. All hiking saddles - from the old wooden Mongolian ones (which, it is worth noting, still have not changed their design), to modern European saddles, all have long shelves.

You can see them very well on this Mongolian saddle. It is these wooden plates that are placed on the horse's back. It is they who take care of the horse's back, evenly distributing the rider's weight and the weight of the load over the entire surface of the back.

This is a modern working saddle. The view is neater, but fundamentally nothing has changed in the design. It's a pity. Indeed, in modern sports saddles, you can find both orthopedic ribbons and helium pads, which provide an almost ideal individual position of the saddle on the back for each horse. Why are working horses worse? In an age when spaceships ply the vastness of space, it's time for equipment manufacturers to turn their eyes to them.

We opted for Russian-made combat marching saddles. The prototypes of these saddles were used for a long time in the cavalry, as they were well adapted for many days of crossings on any road and in any weather conditions. The possibility of attaching packs with uniforms to the saddles was also provided. The design made it possible to evenly distribute the weight of the rider or load on the withers, back and loin of the horse. Such saddles are always on sale in Irkutsk horse shops and they are not very expensive. True, all the flaws have to be finalized or corrected.

If you decide to take such a saddle, then most likely you will have to replace the saddle cover or alter it into a pillow after a while. Due to the manufacturer's non-observance of the exact size and due to the poor quality of the leather, the covers crumple, forming rough folds. Such a saddle is ruthless to the rider's bottom and can easily turn an equestrian journey into torture.

Then we completely change the girths (the straps that pull the saddle to the horse). Throw away the narrow lines and put on wide nylon girths with elastic bands. With this option, there are no abrasions and the horse can be with his head down for a short time without the risk of causing edema (the so-called "springing"). This is especially important if you are organizing horse rides for beginners. They are the ones who usually either forget about the rule “do not allow a horse with a tight girth to lower its head” or simply cannot cope with the animal. Horses are not stupid either - they feel an uncertain rider and become a little impudent, stubbornly reaching for the grass.

During a horse ride, a halter is always on the horse's head. We do not remove it. It's like a dog collar, it's for fixing. We tie the horse to the halter during stops or grazing. We are now using rope halters. They are lightweight, wash and dry quickly, they do not have iron buckles that sometimes rub the delicate skin on the horse's face.

And on top of the halter is a bridle - the bridle is for control. You can't tie a horse to a bridle - ours definitely can't. They are smart and dexterous. Before you have time to blink an eye, they will twist, slip out of the bridle and go home. And you will remain alone in the middle of the field, of the things only a bridle tied to a tree ...

We are currently thinking about reducing the number of straps and buckles on a horse's face. Sometimes they rub on delicate skin. Therefore, a combined halter-bridle with detachable snaffles is being prepared for testing.

Trenzel (they are "iron", they are "bit", they are "gnawed", they are "candy") - in general, this is the same metal stick that is put into the horse's mouth. And with the help of which you "talk" with the horse, transmit to it stop or turn signals. The principle underlying the "conversation" is the ability of pets to escape from pressure. More information about this interesting phenomenon can be found in this article. Here it is worth mentioning that the bit of our horses is the simplest, with puffy rounded ends and has a very soft effect on the lips of the horse. In principle, many of our horses can work without iron, on halters. But we will not experiment with guests in field conditions. Running a horse without a bridle requires a certain level of trust between man and animal, as well as special handling skills. Including moving weights, gestures, sound commands. Riding without iron is still the privilege of a horse with one owner.

To fix animals on grazing and at night during the hike, we use long ropes, occasionally leg restraints and very rarely an electric shepherd. The electric shepherd is a very convenient invention, however, in our stony-sandy soils, installing it during a hike is a very time-consuming and sometimes impossible task.

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