Chinese Horseback Archery Training Syllabus

Day 1
Saturday, 9 June 2007

09000930

Qigong

Warm-up exercises

09301015

Groundwork

Basic archery method.

10151030

Coffee break

 

10301100

Ground preparation for riding

Exercises to promote correct position in the saddle and balance.

11001200

Individual horses

Riding

Introduction to basic riding with attention to special issues related to horseback archery. Balanced standing in the stirrups at the walk.

12001230

Tack-down.

 

12301345

Lunch break

Cold lunch / soup on-site

13451400

Qigong

 

14001430

Tack-up

 

14301530

Archery horse #1

Group I: lungeing lesson. Standing balanced at the trot. Forward seat. Rhythm with sword and juggling balls

Group II: individual archery groundwork practice.

15301630

Archery horse #2

Group I: individual archery groundwork practice.

Group II: lungeing lesson. Standing balanced at the trot. Forward seat. Rhythm with sword and juggling balls

16301700

Tack-down.

 

17001730

Demonstration

Watch a demonstration of horseback archery

17301800

Discussion

 

 

 

 

Day 2
Sunday, 10 June 2007

08000900

Breakfast

 

09000930

Qigong

Revision of qigong.

09301000

Tack-up

 

10001100

Archery horse #1

Group I: lungeing lesson. Canter. Canter without reins.

Group II: individual archery groundwork practice.

11001200

Archery horse #2

Group I: individual archery groundwork practice.

Group II: lungeing lesson. Canter. Canter without reins.

12001230

Tack-down.

 

12301345

Lunch break

Cold lunch / soup on-site

13451400

Qigong

 

14001430

Tack-up

 

14301530

Archery horse #1

Group I: lungeing lesson. Nocking and target shooting at the canter.

Group II: individual archery groundwork practice.

15301630

Archery horse #2

Group I: individual archery groundwork practice.

Group II: lungeing lesson. Nocking and target shooting at the canter.

16301700

Tack-down.

 

17001730

Discussion

 

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