Things you can do on a Horse

Vaulting

Gymnastics on the back of a moving horse which is worked on a circle under the control of a lunger

Dressage

Sometimes referred to as horse ballet, dressage develops a horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, through standardised progressive training, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse

Endurance riding

Controlled long distance races

Hacking

Riding out on roads and bridleways. All hacking is normally led by a guide unless you are on your own horse. This form of Hacking won't get you into trouble with the Police!

Polo

A team sport played outdoors in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Riders score by driving a white wooden or plastic ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet

Polocross

As the name implies, it is a combination of polo and lacrosse

Hunting

Used to mean following hounds hunting foxes or deer, but now hounds pursue a man-made trail

Eventing

Sport combining dressage, show jumping and cross-country

Cross country

Riding across country, jumping fixed fences and hazards

Show jumping

Jumping fences in an arena

Pony trekking

Similar to hacking, but usually in an area of outstanding natural beauty, led by a guide.