How to Ride a Horse Without Mistakes
Horse Riding Safely
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Learning how to ride a horse is very challenging and will definitely test your patience so you have to be dedicated in order to succeed. Remember that all horses are different and you need to pick a horse whose temperament is compatible with yours. You should not choose a horse purely on how it looks. I would also recommend taking horse riding lessons, do not try to attempt riding a horse without instruction you could hurt both yourself and the horse.
How to Ride Horses – Mistake Free
• You should understand the horse you are riding enough that if you get into difficulty you know what the horse might do and how it will react.
• When choosing a horse make sure you are able to ride it, it might look pretty but this is not the most important thing.
• It is best to ask your instructor’s advice about any horse you are buying.
• You must listen to your instructor’s guidance and have formal horse riding lessons to improve your skills before riding alone.
• Riders must have a good seat on the horse and know how to use the reins properly.
• You must learn how to cue the horse with your legs when horse riding.
• You must be calm and confident when approaching a horse. Horse’s can sense if you are scared and you can seriously affect their attitude with your own mood.
• You should always spend some time grooming your horse before you ride as this gives you both some time to bond (which is vital when learning how to ride a horse mistake free) and gives your horse the care he needs.
• You should mount your horse from the left talking to him all the time.
• You should adopt a good upright and relaxed posture in the saddle.
• By keeping your legs relaxed you will be able to give your horse correct and clear signals.
• Remember it is important to keep your centre of gravity over the horse’s centre of gravity.
• When horse riding think about where your horse is walking, if you are walking downhill you will need to lean back in the saddle and the opposite for going uphill.
• You don’t want to put too much of your boot in the stirrup always make sure that your feet would fall free if you fell off of the horse; you don’t want to get tangled up and dragged along if your horse becomes spooked.
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