The Grand National is held annually at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, arguably it is the biggest test of horse and jockey in the world. Though there is controversy over the exact date horses were first ridden, the best estimate is that horses first carried riders approximately 5,000 years ago. The earliest archaeological evidence of horses being ridden was in the military : chariot warfare in ancient times was followed by the use of war horses as light and heavy cavalry. However, horses were also ridden for everyday transport, and to carry messages in both war and peacetime. The horse and horseback riding played important roles throughout history and all over the world. As you can imagine a race with a history as long as the Grand Nationals has thrown up more than a fair share of horse racing legends. Featured below are just a few of the amazing horse’s who gone down in racing folklore. Finally, while your eyes have been concentrating from the cue ball to the object ball, you always have the feeling in mind regarding your cueing arm, as to how hard or soft you are going to play the shotâ€. This entails marketers have to maâ€‹neuâ€‹vre their content strategies every time new changes are rolled out. Adapting different marketing strategies is their only way to stay relevant and in the good grace of these algorithms. I have previously outlined how to set your bridge hand and I have also mentioned the bridge hand and it’s importance in relation to the stance and cueing. It is the third leg of the tripod of the stance. With your body weight forward over your bent front knee onto your bridge hand, you have to support your forward body weight by comfortably setting your bridge arm straight from your shoulder to your bridge hand as is possible, depending on the position of the cue ball or any other balls. Having set your stance with your back leg straight (braced against any movement backwards) and your straight bridging arm (propping on your bridging hand) these two anchor points will assist greatly in holding you steady against any forward or backward movement, particularly when using power shots. Barrel racing and pole bending – the timed speed and agility events seen in rodeo as well as gymkhana or -Mok-See competition. Both men and women compete in speed events at gymkhanas or -Mok-Sees; however, at most professional, sanctioned rodeos, barrel racing is an exclusively women’s sport. In a barrel race, horse and rider gallop around a cloverleaf pattern of barrels, making agile turns without knocking the barrels over. In pole bending, horse and rider run the length of a line of six upright poles, turn sharply and weave through the poles, turn again and weave back, then return to the start.