Horse Riding In Buenos Aires Visit Argentina Polo Day and enjoy an experience you will never forget Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:30:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What physical and mental benefits does horse riding have? Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:30:52 +0000 Horse riding is always an enriching activity. Horseback riding and horse riding have become a healthy, natural and family-friendly leisure alternative.

But not only is the experience of riding there, it is not only an occasional fun. Riding indirectly implies a series of benefits for our mind and our body. If you love nature, you like sports and health occupants, horse riding is the perfect activity for you.

What physical and mental benefits does horse riding have?

  • It improves our posture. Our back should maintain a straight position getting so we adopt a better body position.
  • Regulates muscle tone.
  • Promotes blood circulation. Being on an animal, such as the horse, which has a body temperature higher than ours affects the body favoring its blood circulation.
  • Decrease spasticity. Riding a horse gets our muscles to relax, decreasing their stiffness and muscle tension.
  • What physical and mental benefits does horse riding have?Remember that we are not alone, that is, we are part of a team, our horse and we are living beings in a natural environment. The exercise does not take place in the same way as in the four walls of a gym, in which nothing changes overnight. When we ride a horse we develop the reflexes more since we must be attentive to any change of pace of our partner or any new variation that occurs in the natural environment in which we find ourselves.
  • Motor planning Because it is an activity in which another living being participates and develops in a changing environment, it forces us to be attentive to the changes and prepared to anticipate the actions that we must carry out. Therefore, it increases our motor planning because it is about knowing how to plan and execute unusual special activities.
  • Improves body perception. Another benefit of riding is that it makes us aware of our body and the position and place it occupies with respect to the environment in which it is located. We get more information about our space and how we can establish relationships with that environment.
  • It favors the acquisition of laterality. Body laterality is essential to guide the body in space and objects, which are in it, with respect to the body itself. Through the development of laterality we adapt our body movements to the environment in which we find ourselves.
  • Trust, self-control and self-esteem. Being in contact with the horse and playing sports with him entails a series of psychological benefits such as trust (we must trust our quadruped companion and, at the same time, our capabilities as riders), self-control and self-esteem.
  • Improves concentration and attention span.
  • Respect. Working alongside another living being and in nature teaches us to love and respect what surrounds us.
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Argentine Polo Horse Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:35:34 +0000 The characteristics of the Argentine Polo Horse are specific and carefully distinguishable, since this breed is born from purebred race horses crossed with rustic country horses.

Although it was used for several years, the rusticity of the horses in the game was abandoned averaging the 70s while increasing professionalism and competition in this sport. The speed began to be the most valuable skill of these exponents, intervening here the Purebred Race, special for races since they have great resistance and speed.

The Polo Argentino horse is not always beautiful since it is raised more for its agility and skill than for its beauty. It has a long neck, a slender body, and strong rooms and limbs to withstand the demand of this sport.

The legs of the Argentine Polo Horses are wide, rounded and smooth; and the tail is elegantly implanted. This set of skills allow you to fulfill your riding function for the practice of polo. Sometimes the tail is braided, to prevent the hair from getting tangled with the tacos. The animal’s mane is also often cut close to the skin to prevent the rider from hooking them with the bridle.

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Horses Feeding Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:08:09 +0000 The feeding of the horses depends largely on the size, race, age or physical activity they have, and even the climate or place in which they live. Even so, it is normal for a horse to need approximately one kilo of food per day for every 45-46 kilos of weight, which would be about 10 kilos of food per day, approximately, for the medium-weight horse.

They should eat two or three times a day and their diet is usually based on hay and grain. The proportion between hay and grain could be between 1-3 kilos of grain and about 7.5-10 kilos of hay per day, provided that the horse has a normal activity (horse ridden one hour each day of the week). The time they eat should also be the same, avoiding changing it frequently. In addition, you should leave a period of time between the period for physical activity and the time of the meal, because your horse may feel bad to eat directly after finishing his walk or daily workload.

In addition to food, they need a lot of fresh and clean water. Watch that your bucket is always full and place it inside some type of support that prevents them from overturning it, such as a tire. In case the horse gets sick, you see that he has gained a lot or lost weight or any situation that you don’t see regularly, consult your veterinarian to recommend another type of feeding or examine it thoroughly to know the cause of these anomalies.

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Horse Fur Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:38:35 +0000 Why horses should never be cover with blankets in winter?

For every mammal to be able to survive, their internal temperature has to be in a short range. If their corporal temperature goes high or below the range, the chemical reaction of the cells of their body would make them sick or in some cases could kill them.

For thousand years, wild horses had spread through the world. Wherever they lived, horses were exposed to extreme temperatures, either cold or warm weather, and their fur prepared them to get throw it. The insulation of the fur depends on the depth and thickness of the hair. The hair is covered with an oily substance, which helps them maintain their skin dry on rainy days. The layer has a water-repellent effect, where water travels through the outer hair while the deeper layer remains dry.

To avoid getting rid of that oily substance, don’t brush the horse skin often, and also, avoid cutting their hair.

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Transportation of the horse Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:22:35 +0000 Many causes can force us to transport horses, to go to a fair, to provide specific medical care or simply by moving home. Although it can cause us anguish, this displacement does not have to pose any risk for us or for the animals. All we need is follow some steps.

First of all, avoid any stress situation for the equine, so our attitude has to be as calm and peaceful as it can, essential as a starting point.

As for the vehicle, it has to be perfectly adapted and although it seems logical, it never hurts to remember, it is necessary that the trailer is well ventilated.

Generally, the first time a horse has to get on a trailer is disturbed and tends to recline back trying to escape. To avoid this confusion, which at the same time creates stressful situations, it would be very useful to have taught the animal to get into the vehicle before. This process has to be carried out with patience, without the use of whips or ties because the horse would be excited even more.

And it is very important that the animal should never be left alone, it should be guided calmly along the ramp.

Once it is inside the trailer it cannot be left loose, it is necessary to tie it well.

In addition, during the trip the animal must always wear a halter. In this regard, we would even point out that it would be convenient to always carry spare straps and halters.

The trailer must have an adequate height, related to the size of the equine (2-2.50m). The interior must be free of objects that can cause wounds such as sharp tips and sharp edges. An appropriate floor to facilitate that the horse can maintain balance during the journey (without breakage, or slippery material). And last but not least, the driver in turn, has to be a person with experience in this function, to avoid rapid movements and sudden braking.

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Horses Health Care Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:59:45 +0000 In addition to properly feeding and exercising the horse, other aspects of general care are needed to keep them healthy throughout their life.

These include routine veterinary care besides vaccinations also, parasite control, and dental care; grooming and hoof care.

Adult horses have a complete veterinary examination at least once a year meanwhile older horses need at least two times a year.

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Vaccination Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:57:55 +0000 Vaccinated horses need an annual booster, which can be given at any time of year.

There are a few mandatory vaccines for every horse but some of them depend on the purpose the horse. Because our horses are in contact with people and participates in sports events we vaccinated them with the rabies vaccine, the flu vaccine, among others. These vaccines are recommended to prevent some serious diseases and can be administrated at any age.

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Horses Live Freely Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:55:25 +0000 Research support the positive effect of extensive turnout.

The benefits ranging from stronger bones, better respiratory health and reduce colic risk to lower stress levels and improved trainability.

Stabling is more a human thing than a horse thing. Being outside helps them stay happy and healthy. Horses evolved living in groups and constantly roaming.


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Treats for Horses Sun, 27 Oct 2019 12:53:24 +0000 Sometimes, it is good to give treats to our horses, to show them that they’re doing a good job when we are training them, or just to show them how much we love them.

There are many options as regards to safe treats for horses, such as carrots, apples, sugar cubes, hay cubes, peppermints. It all depends on the horse, since they have different tastes. If you do it the right way, giving a treat to your horse is always a good experience, and will create a positive bond between you and your horse.

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The petisero, the horse worker Sat, 26 Oct 2019 12:53:37 +0000 Being a polo horse worker – or petisero, as they are known in Argentina – it’s a job like no other.

It takes a lot of hours and hard work, starting very early in the morning and ending in the evening hours. The petisero is the link between the horse and the rider. He is the one in charge of checking the horse’s physical and emotional state. He also works with the veterinarian sometimes, since he is the one that knows the horse and keeps track of it.

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