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The Latin word equitable He arrived in Spanish as horse riding and is used to refer to the discipline linked to the handling of an equine . It is an equestrian specialty that is usually treated as much as a art or as a sport and in whose practice athletes (called amazonas, if they are women; riders, if they are men) must give proof of their skill when riding horse overcoming various challenges that depend on each competition.

For example: “My daughter attends riding school since age 8”, “The fifth date of the National Riding Tournament will take place next weekend at Club El Progreso”, “The riding teacher told me a series of exercises to strengthen my arms ”.

In the sport riding discipline, exams are carried out to evaluate the good work of riders and horses. They not only qualify the position and posture of the rider when riding, but also their abilities to relate to the animal . It is very important therefore that a close relationship has been established between the two participants, because the better it is, the better the results.

The International Equestrian Federation It is the body that is responsible for establishing the regulations of the competences and setting the evaluation criteria. It should be noted that horse riding is present in the Olympic Games through three disciplines : he Equestrian jumping (The rider must guide the horse to jump certain obstacles in a certain order), the dressage (the animal has to execute the rider's orders in a balanced and harmonious way) and the full course (which combines equestrian jumping, dressage and the modality known as cross-country).

According to various studies, horse riding is a sport It brings many benefits to the human being as it helps improve posture, tones the muscles, allows burning calories, strengthens the cardiovascular system and minimizes stress. However, it also has detractors, since to be able to perform it requires the domain and deprivation of the freedom of another living being.

Ethics and horse riding

In recent years numerous debates have developed around the ethical of this sport . As with other disciplines where animals are tortured for human fun, horse riding has been called into question.

If we analyze it from a biological point of view, we can intuit that it is not natural for one species to obey another , especially since in this case it is not a decision that takes into account the interest of both but only that of the dominant one. Apart from that, and although today the methods of training they have become less aggressive, the intention of dominating and demanding obedience to a species that would naturally be indifferent is, at the very least, questionable.

Horse riding assumes certain risk for the animals. Not only the training requirements to which they are exposed are sometimes physically stressful In addition, in many cases they are given certain supplements to improve their performance, which (and especially their abuse) in the long term result in physical ailments and health problems.

On the other hand, even without the gadgets intended for this activity (among which are the saddle, brakes and spurs), the discomforts and ailments that can cause horses in this exchange are of general knowledge. And, despite trying to maintain a certain secrecy around the issue, there are numerous documents that show how pernicious the horse riding world can be for horses.

Given all this, we could conclude by saying that horse riding is not good for horses and, therefore, it's not ethical because he doesn't respect his rights Nor your vital needs.

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