This post has been written for anybody who loves horse riding and is learning German.
The idea came after a discussion with a student who told me about his forthcoming stay at a language school in Germany and his intention to go horse riding while there.
I have to admit I know absolutely nothing about horses (except that they are huge animals on four legs 🙂 ), so instead of giving you information that may not be true, I searched and found useful German websites for German learning horse lovers.
- A very comprehensive German – English list of vocabulary: Pferdevokabular Deutsch-Englisch
- A horse and rider dictionary in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish
- Another German-English dictionary with riding definitions
- And another one, this time in German, French and English
- Wikipedia tells me that you say hü when you want the horse to go and brr when you want it to stop.
- And Pferdewissen has a lovely page with information about behaviour around horses. This is quite a difficult text, so more useful for advanced German learners.
- And finally some German videos
This one is a cartoon for children explaining about some different types of horses
This one shows you the different types of gaits
And this one is part of a series about looking after your horse. If you know all this it should be fun/ easy/ interesting to listen to the German instructions
Do you love horses? Then say it in German: ich liebe Pferde!