Equestrian vaulting is simply gymnastics on horse back. While this sounds a bit scary it is in a totally controlled environment so athletes, coaches and parents can fully enjoy the sport without fearing it. It is a sport that not only develops strength and flexibilty but creates a bond of trust between the athlete and the horse. Right from beginners athletes accomplish amazing skills to help grow their confidence.
Equestrian vaulting has been around for over 2000 years in the military but became a sport in Europe after WW II and was introduced to North American in the 1980’s.
While many people confuse Equestrian Vaulting with trick riding the two are very different.
Vaulting can be a competitive sport or a recreational one for children, adults, boys and girls. Vaulters can perform in walk, trot or canter and can do so as individual, a pair or as a team.
The great thing about Equestrian Vaulting is the people can participate in this equestrian sport without having to own a horse. This has opened the doors to many people who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to enjoy horses.
In addition, to being a fun sport Equestrian Vaulting is great for developing coordination, strength, balance, creativity and confidence in riding.
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