FAQ

Where is the best place to start horse riding?

If you want to learn how to ride correctly, it is better to start with individual lessons in the arena under the guidance of an experienced coach: he will deal directly with you, immediately correct mistakes in landing and riding technique. Having mastered the basics of horse riding, you can do show jumping (an equestrian sport in which a rider on a horse overcomes from 6 to 13 different obstacles located along a certain gymnastic exercises), etc. In our school, it is the correct training and work with horses. You can, of course, go to a regular horse rental, but in this case, you should take into account the likelihood that you will not be given the attention that you are counting on, and errors in landing will not be indicated. And it will be much more difficult to correct the already formed incorrect landing, to which you get used. If, in addition, you choose to ride through the fields and forests, then the likelihood of an accident when falling from a horse with an uncertain landing and improper riding technique increases.  

 

At what age can you practice horse riding in our school?

At 8-10 years old, a child can be sent to full-fledged lessons in our riding school. At this age, babies are already able to learn to "ride" a horse, ie. control the horse correctly. The main requirement is  know the concepts of "right" and "left" and carefully follow the coach's commands. Group horse riding lessons for children are not welcome, as you need to work with children as carefully and individually as possible. If you strive to achieve high results in equestrian sports in dressage or show jumping, of course, not a single year of training and individual training under the guidance of an experienced trainer is required. And, accordingly, the earlier and more often you start horseback riding, the higher the level of skill you will be able to achieve in equestrian sports and take part in competitions.  

How many times does it cost to practice?

It all depends on your desire and the goals that you set for yourself (what you want to achieve). If you want to train professionally, then you should train 5-6 times a week. If at an amateur level, then 3-4 times a week. If equestrian sport is for you relaxation and just communication with the horse, then as much as you wish.

 

How to quickly learn to ride?

How quickly you learn to ride a horse depends entirely on your desire, abilities, perseverance, physical fitness, the place of training, the qualifications of the trainer, the number of lessons, etc. On average, you can acquire basic riding skills and a fairly confident landing in a few months of constant (at least 2 times a week) lessons. After initial training, you can just ride for the soul, gradually gaining experience, or go in for equestrian sports professionally. And, as you know, there is no limit to the improvement of skills.

Horse riding clothes?

If you are not sure that you will be engaged in horse riding for a long time, but just want to try it, it is better not to buy anything specifically for the first lessons. The usual ones will do.  jeans or leggings without seams; and boots with a flat sole and a small heel, preferably without laces. It is better to put on gloves (not thick) on your hands, since you can wipe your hands on the occasion if you are not used to it. If you later decide to continue your studies, you should purchase breeches with full lei, riding boots or boots with leggings, and special riding gloves. A helmet or helmet is required for children and adults, a protective vest is required only for children under 14 years old.

 

What and how can you treat a horse?

 

1. Lump sugar. In small quantities, this is a great treat that horses love very much. However, consuming large amounts of it can harm the horse's health.

2. Apples and carrots are excellent treats for the horse and also contain many vitamins. Naturally, they should be free of mold, rot and sand. Entirely large apples, like carrots, should not be given. The horse may choke on a large chunk. Therefore, large apples and carrots should be cut into pieces and fed from a wide open palm.

3. Crackers, bagels, drying. Almost all horses will be happy to gobble up baked goods. The main thing here is that they are dry and stale, because Fresh bread is not at all good for horses - it can cause fermentation in the stomach.

 

Areas where classes are held?

KSSh Avangard is a modern equestrian center with a unique infrastructure for equestrian sports and horse riding. At your service there is a large indoor arena (insulated) 20x60 and 2 large open arenas.  

How long is your training session or riding lesson?

The duration of horse riding training is 45 minutes, during the lesson you are taught how to sit on a horse, control a horse, perform various elements from simple to more difficult, it all depends on your level of training, as well as overcome obstacles, and much more.  

What is the cost of a horse riding lesson?

The cost of training at the Avangard Riding School is an acceptable UAH 600 (and even less when buying a subscription) for individual training on a well-trained horse that takes part in various competitions, as well as on the rarest breeds. On horses of the Frize breed. Horses of extraordinary beauty, with a good character, brought from Holland.  

Do I need to arrive early for horse riding lessons?

It is obligatory for 15-20 minutes, you need to come calmly to change, familiarize yourself with the rules and safety measures of "KSSh Avangard" and go up to your beloved pet, pet it, treat it. If you come for the first time to learn to ride, then even more so, since the horse is saddled and is always ready at the exact time of your appointment.

In case you are late?

Be sure to call us and warn us that you will be late, since the horse is saddled and is always ready at the exact time of your appointment, try not to be late for classes, since unfortunately the time for horse riding lessons is not extended, we work with the students individually and every hour The trainer is scheduled, so the riding lesson is not extended. If you are sick or have urgent business, cancel your riding lessons the day before.

Horse riding safety  

Among all sports, equestrian injuries are relatively few. The horse is by nature an animal affectionate and sensitive, submissive and diligent. Rather shy than aggressive, in natural conditions, in danger of fleeing. At the same time, physically, it is a very strong animal, endowed by nature with powerful means of defense against enemies: teeth and hooves and surprisingly fast reaction. In this regard, we must not forget that with inept handling of a horse or under the influence of external factors, it can behave undesirably and get out of submission. However, with skillful handling  and following all safety and precautions, the likelihood of injury can be minimized and eliminated.