HORSE RIDING

Horse riding in other words is also known as Equestrianism more often known
horseback riding in American English or horse riding in British English. It refers to the
skill of riding, driving, steeple chasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description
includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational
activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.

Riding horses is fun, but there are many points that you should know before you start to
ride. First of all, you should learn how to care for a horse. Next, you should know how to
train an unbroken horse. Finally, you can learn how to really ride.

Near the beginning of the Iron Age, about 800 BC, people in Central Asia began to ride
horses more instead of just having them pull wagons. Once some people were riding
horses, everybody wanted to do it. On horseback, you could go much faster than
anybody had ever gone before. Riding horses was a lot of fun, but also you could carry
messages much faster. Riding horses was much safer than walking places; you could
escape from attackers if you had a horse (and they didn't). If you could ride and fight at
the same time, you had a strong cavalry that could win battles. Very soon horse-riding
spread from Central Asia all across the rest of Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

The invention of better camel saddles about 500 AD encouraged people to switch from horses to camels. Horses were too expensive. between 800 and 1300. Like men.Farmers didn't usually use horses for plowing in the ancient world (they usually used oxen instead. The rise of the Silk Road about this time allowed Central Asian horse breeders to sell many more horses to China and to the Hellenistic world. no good harness arrangement for horses was invented until about 200 BC. first of the Turks and then of the Mongols. Horses continued to be popular both to pull wagons and to ride. they also fought from horseback as cavalry. People were riding horses in China. Women began to ride horses almost as soon as men. at least in Central Asia. but then the great medieval victories of Central Asian cavalry. all across Asia and Europe throughout antiquity and the Middle Ages. or simply turned over the soil by hand). made horses popular again. and they needed better quality food than oxen. when one was invented in China. as shown in this Persian carving from 500 BC. and horses may have become more common as a result. Also. . by the 300s BC (according to David Graff). further east.