The main goal of this article is to teach and contribute:
- Better understanding between man and horse
- Better training for horses and riders
- Proper treatment to horses
- A higher knowledge level of managers and horse trainers
- A higher level of safety in training
This is not just theoretical material for educating managers and trainers, but also as additional help and support for trainers that work with beginners in riding schools, as well as current and future competitors.
The goal of this education is theoretical and practical knowledge and straightening the teaching abilities of the horse riding trainers. After the successfully passed theoretical and practical exam, the participants receive a certificate of the level they have achieved, manager or horse trainer. Then when these complete the whole course, they will be qualified to lead the training of new beginners in the riding school and prepare other students for the exams that follow for competitive licensing (license) for horse jumping and endurance riding. After completing the course trainers of various disciplines are qualified to train riders of all ages, up to the highest category of the competition.
The welfare of the horse comes first in all disciplines of equestrian sports no matter what.
The welfare of the horse must be above all other requests of all interested parties and commercial interests.
Every activity and veterinary care must provide health and welfare of the horse.
The highest standards of nutrition, health care, treatment and safety of the horse should be encouraged during all the equestrian sports.
During transportation it should provide appropriate ventilation trailers, feeding and watering horses and maintaining healthy environment.
Good preparation and riding skills are essential for the welfare of the horse.
The horse is a living being and all techniques that are considered to be violent should not be used during the training methods and the riding techniques.
National associations must organize controls in order to verify the compliance of all persons under their jurisdiction.
National and international rules and regulations in equestrian sports, which are about the health and welfare of the horse, must be explicitly appreciated, not only during national and international tournaments, but also during training.
It is very important to know the following facts in order to keep the risk of this sport to the minimum:
- Training riders and horses consistently.
- Stretching (exercises to relax the muscles).
- Avoiding substances that can reduce the reaction skills (alcohol, slipping pills, tranquilizers).
- Prevention (tetanus vaccination).
- Caution and reasonable behavior.