season 1.05.2020-15.10.2020
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...

                                                       5-day course for horsemen

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.

Night horse riding without flashlights (only the guide's torches)

Offsaddling the horses

Bringing horses from the electrified wire fence.

 

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: Acquaintance with the history of the horse domestication, the history of Ukrainian aboriginal breeds and cooperation of the Ukrainians with a horse. 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)

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: 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 4 Herd. Herd psychology (ethology). Man and herd. Human movements and intonation.

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).

* 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.

Viber/Telegram/WhatsApp +380973131932

info@hutsulkoni.com

Viber/Telegram/WhatsApp +380973131932

info@hutsulkoni.com

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© 2015 by Oksana Demidova

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