Anca Roman-Popovici

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INITIATING IN THE ART OF HORSE LONGEING IN EQUESTRIAN SPORTS

Anca Roman-Popovici, D. Sumovschi, I. Gîlcă

Abstract
The equestrian art gradually evolved over time, as the human beings began to pay increasingly more attention to its interaction with this noble animal which is the horse. Longeing is the way of communication between humans and horses in a way that horses understand and therefore is better to never underestimate the importance of appropriate work on longe line. Longeing represents teaching a language that your horse understands, is the development of an appropriate relationship, establishing the leader, basis of communication. Ground training exercises are a mixture of gymnastics, discipline, mental development and dance, the essential links to all future training and riding. If longeing a young horse prepare him for the work under saddle, longeing an advanced horse carefully supple-up and fitness him, while the rider work on long line aims to improve his seats and balance in the saddle.

Key words: dressage, longeing, horse, behavior, training