Ballet school for horses

Ballet school for horses

Categories: Animals

With amazing grace, two horses take the art of dressage to the next level! Almonzor and Occle, the Spanish Andalusian horse breeds, are able to, as they say, pull the sock. There has been no classical dressage school in Great Britain for 300 years. The High School of Riding is a kind of ballet school for horses. The horse does an incredible amount of different choreographic tricks, movements and canters, which are called "flying over the ground."

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Ballet school for horses

Ballet school for horses

1. In these amazing photos, these horses are performing a real ballet.

Ballet school for horses

2. Amazing grace.

Ballet school for horses

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Ballet school for horses

4. The white post in the center of the arena is used to teach the horse to walk in a "shrinking" circle.

Ballet school for horses

5. These photos were taken in Derbyshire - now the only place where the "high school of riding food" is practiced.

Ballet school for horses

6. 19-year-old Ben Atkinson teaches 6-year-old mare Oakl to perform movements such as "cabriole", when the horse lifts all four hooves off the ground at the same time.

Ballet school for horses

7. It is said that this discipline appeared on the battlefield in the 17th century, when cavalrymen had to carefully lead the horse among the infantry, but now historians are more inclined to think that, most likely, it came from exercises during which horses were prepared for war.

Ballet school for horses

8. Three hundred years ago, the British were leaders in this sport. "High School" appeared in the country thanks to William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle and master of horsemanship at the court of Charles II.

Ballet school for horses

9. However, once this art reached its climax, it began to die out in the UK, and now the Spanish and French are the leaders in this field.

Ballet school for horses

10. Cavendish is still considered the father of this school.

Ballet school for horses

11. Dressage was a real hit at the London 2012 Olympics, where the UK team won 5 medals.

Ballet school for horses

12. Charlotte Dewarden charmed her compatriots with her performance on the Valegro horse, winning the gold medal.

Ballet school for horses

13. This illustration shows dressage in the 17th century - the horse performs a perfect jump.

Ballet school for horses

14. This is what a dressage hall in Derbyshire looked like 300 years ago.

Keywords: Ballet | Britain | Horses | School

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