How did english horseback riding start?

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-English riding is not only in England

-Its really fun though

-A common activity in English riding is showjumping in which you are judged on how fast you complete the course and how many errors you made. I do this.

-another activity in English riding is dressage which is a very diciplined riding technique where you are judged on a variety of things like being precise and behaviour of your horse.

- saddle and bridle etc. is different to western

-English riders wear helmets/hard hats rather than cowboy hats like western

-You also wear breeches, chaps, boots and carry a crop

-If you are thinking of participating be prepared to fall off, be bitten etc. but its worth it in the end when you know how to ride.

-The jumps and lines into jumps all have different names

-There is a wide variety of horses used for English riding.

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English horseback riding started when people, mainly in Europe and England needed a better and safer way to hunt deer and boar. They were using Spanish style bullfighting saddled but the high cantles would hit them in the stomachs and chest when jumping over stuff. So they developed a flat saddle with forward placed stirrups. They were uncomfortable and unstable to begin with but eventually the saddles change into something far more comfortable and balanced.

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