Gabriella Torell Palmquist f. ThorellSwedish Equestrian Center of Sport, Education and Research / Karlstad University · Ridskolan Strömsholm / Sport Science
Gabriella Torell Palmquist f. Thorell
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In recent years, riding schools have opened their activities for younger children. Previous research has described the learning environment of the stable as strongly inspired by a traditional military discourse (Thorell 2017) and in strong contrast to other socialization arenas. The aim of this article is to increase the understanding of riding sch...
Up until the end of the nineteenth century, horse-riding in Sweden was primarily practiced by army men and members of the upper class. Today, horse-riding is one of the most popular sports for children and young people. A majority of riders are girls and women, many of whom learn how to ride at horse-riding schools. An explaining factor behind this...
The aim was to explore how young riders experience the riding school. By analysing focus groups interviews, a picture emerged showing that young riders’ main motive for participating at riding schools was the social aspects. Riding schools could be characterized through an institutional perspective in which the young riders became internalized and...
Swedish riding schools are characterized by a traditional stable culture that originated in army practices. The riding instructors reinforce these military traditions. Nevertheless, riding instructors and riding schools cannot be isolated and unaffected by society. This thesis identifies and highlights perceptions of the riding instructor’s role an...
Equestrian sport is one of the largest sports among young girls in Sweden. A majority of these girls get their riding education at riding schools that provide horses and instructors. Previous research has pointed out that the Swedish riding school is characterised by a traditional stable culture that originated in army practices. Presently Swedish...
Equestrian sport underwent significant changes in Sweden during the twentieth century, from being connected to men and the army to being associated with women and leisure activities. Previous research has shown that a stable culture with masculine military norms still exists in spite of these changes. The purpose of this study is to explore why the...
Today, many riding schools in Sweden and Norway offer riding for pre-school children, despite that riding instructors seems to say that they are 'too young to ride'. Overall, research on pre-school children's sport activities is scant and there is no research focusing horse riding. The aim of the project Too young to ride? is therefore to increase the knowledge of horse and riding education for young children with the objective to develop safer horse environments that take into account the welfare of horses. The project will be analysed using sociology of childhood and 'humanimal' research. The results of the project are relevant for riding schools, instructors and horse industry in Sweden and Norway.