season 1.05.2020-15.10.2020

 

Green group

Both tourists who take part in our course for the first time and who have already received the 1st and the 2nd level, can take part in this group.
Theory: basic lectures plus new useful information for level 1 and level 2.
Practice: horseback ridings of a basic course plus the special additional program for level 1 and level 2. A discussion of horseback ridings on the basis of the footage is compulsory (every horseback riding is shot with a camera).

There is wild energy of freedom here, high in the mountains. The herd of Hutsul horses can generously share with this one. Horses, field conditions and wild life will help you find the real yourself...

Since 2001 we have been breeding of Hutsul horses and mountain horse riding. Beside the goal of preserving a unique aboriginal Ukrainian breed, we have another one – riding happy horses in the mountains. Taking into account all the experience gained during these years with horses and equestrian tourism, both with tourists newcomers and professional riders, we have created a special 5-day course. During the course, we share our experience and knowledge theoretically and practically (exercises, training in the treatment of horses and herds, in horseback riding across the country and mountainous terrain) we prepare a horseback rider who can ride horseback according to his level in the Carpathians. Horseback riding tours will be organized as we prepare horse-drawn tourists. Horse-drawn tourists will receive offers of tours in accordance with their level of training.

A practical course for riders (5 days)

For the sake of keeping the breed, the horses at FE "Polonynske Hospodarstvo" live on a free grazing, without a stable. They get nothing from a man. They fight against the wild beast in the valleys. At the same time the horses get peace and stability, they perform their part of work with us for that. What is happening here is a symbiosis between a man and a horse, it is very important not to cross the narrow line. Therefore, you will need some additional knowledge about the behavior of horses, such behavior is more natural for the horse, this knowledge will be useful in working with other horses. We come to a horse, not a horse to us.

Living with a herd of independent horses, learning to understand them and working with them is one of the goals of the course. Few of the riders know the true strength and character of the Hutsul horse at will, at home - in the Carpathians. The peculiarities of the body structure of the Hutsul horse and the nuances of mountain riding are also important. They someway influence the seat (we use a military seat). You will receive your level of horseback rider from 1 to 4 after graduation of the course. After that, you will be able to take part in horseback riding tours according to your level. The level can be raised during subsequent tours.

This is a really unique experience with horses, which we are ready to share with you. If you dreamed of going on serious horseback riding tours, adore horses and mountains and want to open the horse world from a different angle, you are welcome!

Day 1

Goal: Acquaintance with a group, a herd of horses, the work of the farm.

11:00 meeting in Pidkova (Perechyn city, near Uzhhorod), breakfast, tasting of Transcarpathian dishes, acquaintance with the group*

13:00 transfer to the 2nd water intake. The

Off-road vehicle are delivering the stuff. Participants are walking 5 km to the FE "Polonynske Hospodarstvo" down a picturesque marked tourist route.

2 hours rest upon arrival at the farm.

 

Lecture 1 The Hutsul horse, its origin and characteristics.

Stock breeding of the farm. Features of keeping horses at the farming enterprise and their characteristics. Basic rules of behavior in the herd of horses. History of FE "Polonynske Hospodarstvo". Grading of mountain equestrian tourist's levels and his possibilities (our system).

 

Practical training: Acquaintance with the herd, balance exercises, exercises with a leash.

 

 

Day 2

Goal: Preparation for horse-riding in mountain conditions, acquaintance with harness, saddling, first hiking tour, offsaddling

 

Exercises (stretching and balance exercises, body coordination)

Lecture 2 Features of Hutsul horse’s body structure and seat on a horseback in mountain conditions (instruction). Harness. Saddling. Offsaddling. The principle of mountain equestrian tourism and tours, the cooperation of the instructor-guide and the mountain horseback rider beginner.

Practical training:

Hiking to the foot of Hostra polonyna (1,5 hour)

Bringing horses from the electrified wire fence.

Practical instruction.

Saddling of horses. Mounting.

Horseback riding (1 hour).

Offsaddling the horses. Bringing them to electrified wire fence.

Discussion of the ridding tour. Tasks and recommendations for next day for the group and individually for each participant.

 

Day 3

Goal: To obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on the basis of ethology, which will help feel harmoniously and safely in the horse's herd, facilitate cooperation and understanding of horse rider both on the ground and on the horseback.

Exercises (stretching and balance exercises, body coordination)

Lecture 3 The history of the horse domestication and horse-riding. Three Ukrainian aboriginal breeds. Warhorse. Tarpan. Cossacks and horses. Hutsul and his horse. Collaboration with a free horse on the horseback and on the ground. 

Practical training:

Bringing horses from the electrified wire fence.

Practical work in the herd (using knowledge of the features of cooperation with a free horse and a herd. We take horses from the herd, commenting every action and step).

Saddling of the horses. Mounting.

Horseback riding (1,5 hour)

Offsaddling the horses. Bringing them to electrified wire fence.

Discussion of the ridding tour. Tasks and recommendations for the next day for the group and for each participant individually.

Day 4

Goal: Acquaintance with the basics of working with a free horse on the horseback and on the ground.  Applying the gained knowledge in practice.

Exercises (stretching and balance exercises, body coordination)

Practical training:

Bringing horses from the electrified wire fence.

Practical work in the herd (using knowledge of the features of cooperation with a free horse and a herd. We take horses from the herd, commenting every action and step).

Saddling of the horses. Mounting.

Horsback riding (3 hours) to the top of Hostra or Rivna polonynas **

Offsaddling the horses. Bringing them to electrified wire fence.

Discussion of the tour and the practical part. Tasks and recommendations for the next day for the group and to each participant individually.

 

Day 5

Goal: to solidify all knowledge gained in practice. Getting one of the four levels of a mountain equestrian tourist.

Exercises (stretching and balance exercises, body coordination)

Practical training:

Bringing horses from the electrified wire fence.

Practical work in the herd (using knowledge of the features of cooperation with a free horse and a herd (we take horses)

Saddling of horses. Mounting.

Horseback riding (3 hours) to the top of Rivna or Hostra polonynas **

Offsaddling the horses. Bringing them to electrified wire fence.

Discussion of the tour and all the days of the course. Assignment one of the four levels of a horse-drawn tourist to each participant.

 

Day 6

Packing things, loading them into the offroader.

Breakfast

Lottery

Participants walk to the 2nd water intake (5 km).

Group 1: 8 - 13.05.2020

Group 2: 10 - 15.05.2020

Group 4:  25 - 30.05.2020

Group 5: 27.05 - 1.06.2020

Group 7:  10 - 15.06.2020

Group 8:  12 - 17.06.2020

Group 10: 27.06 - 2.07.2020

Group 11: 29.06 - 4.07.2020

Group 12: 2 - 7.07.2020 (booked)

Group 13: 11 - 16.07.2020 (booked)

Group 15: 8 - 13.08.2020 (booked)

Group 16: 10 - 15.08.2020 (booked)

Group 18: 27.08 - 1.09.2020

Group 19: 29.08 - 3.09.2020

Group 21: 26.09 - 1.10.2020

Group 22: 28.09 - 3.10.2020

Group 24: 11 - 16.10.2020

Group 25: 13 - 18.10.2020

* The meeting point and transfer of the group will be selected individually for each group

 

** The participant, who can’t sit on the horse right and can’t take up his position in space, won’t be allowed to go on a tour to peaks for the sake of his own safety. However, he can go on a tour to a lower mountain height, adequate to his physical abilities.

The bar is open in a free time. After the daily course you can buy beer and all that sort of thing there.

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