Let’s go for it

Corona or no Corona, whartever it takes , we go for it

Groundwork stays the base for teaching and training horses

We can see the new apprentice : Frosti

First lesson : stay foot when they approach you

Visiting the horses at Heide

The horses are running free in the vast area of the reservation of Heide. They seem very at ease. The weight , which could surcumscribed as ‘too muc’, is disappearing and giving way to muscles

A healthy meal , quite some fitness and all this in the marvellous nature at Heide

The gallop

The gallop is very much like the canter, except that it is faster, more ground-covering, and the three-beat canter changes to a four-beat gait. It is the fastest gait of the horse, averaging about 40 to 48 kilometres per hour (25 to 30 mph), and in the wild is used when the animal needs to flee from predators or simply cover short distances quickly. Horses seldom will gallop more than 1.5 or 3 kilometres (0.93 or 1.86 mi) before they need to rest, though horses can sustain a moderately paced gallop for longer distances before they become winded and have to slow down. Continue reading “The gallop”

The trot

The trot is a two-beat diagonal gait of the horse where the diagonal pairs of legs move forward at the same time with a moment of suspension between each beat. It has a wide variation in possible speeds, but averages about 13 kilometres per hour (8.1 mph). A very slow trot is sometimes referred to as a jog.