Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Aspiration


A Brief History

Equestrian vaulting is one of the seven disciplines that are recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The earliest roots of horse vaulting date back to the Pre-Romanic Ice Period in South Scandinavia in 1500 BC . Stone paintings give an impression what these people thought of "Artistic Riding". These pictures depict horses with persons standing on them. Also there was vaulting at Roman games, people where performing acrobatic and dance-like movements on the backs of cantering horses about 2000 years ago. Julius Cäsar mentioned the excellent riding skills of the Germans in his famos "De Bello Gallico". During the Middle Ages vaulting was part of the education of knights and noblemen.

6 comments:

Katalin said...

so neat to see that kind of art...so shall I find you practicing this next time I see you? ;-)

Christen said...

Whoa! I bet you could so do that with enough practice. ;)

Teddy said...

Been there done that ;) sorta lol

香蕉哥哥 said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩

Caitlin said...

:) haha - The place that I volunteer to help with the Therapeutic riding program also teaches vaulting. This week I got to experiment for a while - it was really fun! Just being silly of course - but I like to challenge myself and see what I can figure out :)

John H said...

Wow, I didn't know that vaulting went back that far. I guess that's where "Roman Riding" came from :)