What is it called when you jump horses?

Horse jumping can also be called show jumping, stadium jumping or hunter jumpers. There are many disciplines that involve jumping horses including eventing, but I will limit this post to the two jumping disciplines that are involved in show jumping in the United States and these are hunters and jumpers.

What are the jumps called in showjumping?

Vertical (or upright) – A jump that consists of poles or planks placed one directly above another with no spread, or width to jump. Oxer – Two verticals close together, to make the jump wider. Also called a spread. Square oxer – (Sometimes known as Box Oxer): Both top poles are of an equal height.

What are the names of the jumps?

  • The toe loop (a toe jump)
  • The loop (an edge jump)
  • The salchow (an edge jump)
  • The flip (a toe jump)
  • The lutz (a toe jump)
  • The axel (an edge jump)

What is it called when horses jump hurdles?

A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Steeplechasing is primarily conducted in Ireland (where it originated), the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Australia, and France.

What are jump sports?

athletic events – In athletics: Jumping. Men and women compete in four jumping events: the high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault.

Does dressage include jumping?

Dressage is more seat and collection focused, encouraging engagement of the horse’s core and back to carry the rider, driving from back to front, seat to hand. Jumping involves these concepts with different emphasis on collecting, using it to adjust striding.

Is horse show jumping a sport?

At its highest competitive level, Jumping is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines alongside both Dressage and Eventing. Essentially, what pole vaulting, high jump and hurdles are to track and field, Jumping is to equestrian sport.

What is an oxer?

: a hedge with a guardrail running along one side at a distance of two or three feet and often a ditch along the other side to prevent cattle from passing through it — see double oxer.

What type of horseback riding is jumping?

3. Show Jumping. Hunter, jumper, and hunt seat equitation are all forms of show jumping, which itself is a form of English riding.

What are the types of horse riding?

The three primary horse riding styles are Western, English, and Group. If you are interested in horseback riding, it’s essential to gain a firm understanding of the different riding styles, the tack used, and the horses involved in each.

What is a horse trek?

Trekking is for anybody, whether you can ride or not, you are matched to a horse or pony and off you go. Usually the horse’s are quite placid and should follow the one in front, they know when they are going to walk, trot and sometimes canter/gallop.


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