Teknik pelatihan kuda (Equus caballus) untuk upacara kenegaraan dan sarana kesenjataan di detasemen kavaleri berkuda (DENKAVKUD) TNI-AD Parongpong
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The objective of this study was to obtain all related information and understanding the training process were carried out at the Cavalry Detachement Equstrian along with the understanding of horses behaviour and welfare. This study conducted in August 2008, at the Cavalry Detachment Equstrian (Denkavkud) TNI- AD Parongpong, Bandung, used 15 horses that were in the process of training and taming. Horses observation comprised of three male horses, nine female horses and three cartrated horse. Before starting a thorough and completed research, a preliminary review was conducted; that was to get a general overview descriptions. All data collection were classified as follow : horse trainer background, handling horse health, horse maintenance, technical training in general, each detailed technical training material, welfare of horse, evaluation training materials, and all information about horse geneacological records. Training was conducted in Detachment Equstrian (Denkavkud) TNI-AD includes introduction material cognition (through sounds, view dan touching), field practice, repetition, habitual and materials evaluation. The horses trained were tamed would be able to show expected response to the trainer. A coach playing a very important role on the succes of each training, at the same time patience are also required from both trainer and rider. In order to mastering the 19 basic material, basic training will take six month of time, each technical training materials will has a time allocation base which will vary with or will be adjusted with the schedule of basic education curiculum for horses training. Training are divided into stages, that is from a very easy up to a very difficult materials. Horses that have ever been trained to be tamed should be able to show expected response to the respected trainer. From this point of step if the horses are declared passing from this stage soon will be prepared and ready to receive further advanced training matterials. At the end of this advanced training, the horse will be charged and operated as a horse in the millitary until 18 years old. After this operating period are ended, then all of the horse care or welfare and health responsibilities will be moved to other departement until their death.