Horseback Riding - So You Want To Ride A Horse?
How To Get Started And What You Need To Learn
Have you had dreams of riding Black Beauty since you were a kid? When you watched Alec galloping the Black down the backstretch in the Black Stallion, were you imaging yourself guiding the powerful desert stallion to the finish? Do you find yourself doodling horses in the margins of your notes instead of listening at meetings or at school? Maybe your son or daughter keeps begging for a pony?
For many of us, when the horse bug bites, we just never get over it, and age really doesn’t matter. Horsy kids can be as young as toddlers or as old as grandmas. The good news is that horseback riding is one of those sports that you can start at almost any age, and lessons can be tapered to your needs by age, athleticism or interest. So, if you’ve always been wishing to know the feeling of what it was like to be astride a noble equine, now’s the time! You’re in for a treat as you visit a whole new world. Only one forewarning—once you get caught up in the horse world, it may be hard going back to the real world!
If you want to take up horseback riding, even just relaxing trail riding, it is suggested that you take lessons so you understand the horse’s nature and movement as well as the riding position, safe handling and the basics of control while riding.
Being among horses offers you a unique perspective on a sport that requires you to learn how to communicate with a non-human partner who, though he often wants to please you, has a mind of his own. That’s not meant to sound like a warning. Instead, it’s a very exciting challenge, and when the partnership works, you will be inspired and awestruck in a way that no other sport could make you feel. This is your opportunity to become one with one of nature’s most elegant creatures. Unlike a bicycle, tennis racquet or golf club, your horse sometimes needs some convincing that you are indeed the leader, and that’s just one aspect of horse behavior that you need to know before beginning your horseback riding lessons. But when that communication works and horseback riding grows almost effortless as you and your horse become a team, you’ll never forget the feeling!
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