Equestrian vaulting is a unique sport and art form that combines dance and gymnastics on a moving horse. In addition to being a fun way to work with horses, vaulting promotes balance, confidence, strength and oneness with the horse.
Who can vault? Anyone!
Vaulting lessons are open to ages 3 and up. They require no prior horsemanship experience. First time vaulters learn basic drills on a stationary barrel before transitioning to horseback. Even new vaulters are able to master several exercises in the first lesson, fostering feelings of accomplishment and pride. At Karin's Horse Connection, we serve all skill levels and offer instruction in recreational, adaptive and competitive vaulting.
Vaulting is one of the safest equestrian sports. During the lesson the horse is controlled by an instructor and the vaulter is assisted (spotted) by another instructor. The horse wears special a special non-slip pad and equipment called a surcingle which has large handles that offer security while doing moves. Vaulting is always done in a controlled environment and careful attention is given to the safety of each vaulter.
Each Practice Covers:
Warm-ups and stretching, learning how to groom and tack the horse, groundwork practice on the stationary and mechanical vaulting barrels, beginning lunging, and of course vaulting on the horse!
Vaulting is for life! Builds strength and balance, Horsemanship skill, Artistic expression, Teamwork, Responsibility and more!