Kelley asked in PetsHorses · 1 month ago

How do trick and vaulting riders keep their horses in motion while they perform?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Controlling the speed of the horse and keeping him or her moving in a circle is the responsibility of the person on the ground, not the vaulters themselves. The person holding the longe line is called the longeur. It is his or her responsibility to keep the horse moving with the correct speed and tempo, so the vaulters can perform their moves accurately.

  • 1 month ago

    Trick and vaulting horses are trained to maintain the same gait and the same pace in the same circle without the riders doing anything to cue them.

    All they have to do is tell them when to stop.  Otherwise, the horse keeps going.

  • Snezzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Good training. The horses you see doing those performances are of course the ones who have been successful in learning how to do the job, just as the riders you see are the successful ones. You might ask,"How is the training done?" For the answer, start by reading Xenophon: "By training him to adopt the very airs and graces which he naturally assumes when showing off to best advantage, you have got what you are aiming at—a horse that delights in being ridden, a splendid and showy animal, the joy of all beholders." The methods have been known, forgotten, and rediscovered for over 2400 years.

    Source(s): Xenophon, "On Horsemanship" -
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