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13th May 2010, 04:03 PM
Has anyone done it? It's definitely on my to do list but I can't find anything about lessons around me. It looks like so much fun. :)
14th May 2010, 10:26 AM
i tried it on 'camp' with school (sounds posh but its one of those activities weeks..lol
it ok when your young and fearless.....lol....(i can't do a handstand on the floor so that was out) it was just two big greys lunged in oppisite directions in a indoor school, you ran along side. jumped on and stood on thier shoulders or handstand at walk and canter and swivelled round so to speak.....lol...would'nt be able to do that now...
ours was at a stables down westway in cornwall....have you got any decent riding stables...ask around,they might do it but not advertise it
16th May 2010, 02:18 PM
i used to when i worked for a riding school up here it was mainly a staff thing but they sometimes done it as an extra activaty for clients
27th December 2010, 02:39 AM
When I went on study tour for my first diploma at college, we got the chance to do vaulting. We went to Hereford, but im not entirely sure where baouts the yard was. Our lecturer told us we would be having a 14.2hh horse but what came around the corner did not match her description!! The lady who was instructing us brought a gorgeous 16 - 17hh flea bitten grey gelding called Peco (im amazed i remember all of this!)
We first started off on barrels on legs with a roller wrapped around which were probably about 13hh, and we learned how to to the proper leg up on a vaulting horse, now this was fun!! The horse is only wearing a roller with 2 hoops at the top. What we had to do was hold onto the hoops, lean forward with our head down towards the ground. Our instructor would then give us a leg up and we would then have to throw our free leg high in the air (so we were practically doing a handstand) and then throw our leg over the horse. I am so amazed I managed this!! Being 5'3'' and having to vault an almost 17hh horse i thought would be impossible!!!
I also had the chance to stand up while the horse was walking and trotting (with help though!!! There was a lady sat on his withers facing his rear, so she would hold onto us if there were any problems.
I really really enjoyed doing this, and I would definitely recommend anyone to have a go!
I really enjoyed just wearing my trainers, trousers and no hard hat!! Not alot of protective gear involved!!! Sooooo much fun I wish I could do it again!
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