Congratulations on your decision to try horseback riding! The ability to mix exercise and recreational pursuits with a noble animal is an unparalleled experience. As a novice equestrian, there are a few things you will want to know before heading to the yard or taking to the saddle that will make your first outing that much more successful. Some words of wisdom: horseback riding is not as easy as it looks, safety should always come first and plan to be a lifelong student. With these tips from HorseDeals in hand, you will be ready to ride into the sunset.
It’s Not as Easy as It Looks
If you have decided to try riding because you believe it is easy, please think again. Novice riders quickly come to terms with the skill and muscle development that is required to successfully partner with a horse or pony. Between the rather jarring gaits, the constant need to steer and the need to maintain a correct position, many newbies find their first mounted encounters to be a bit overwhelming. Take heart, even the most seasoned equestrians started with these same experiences. Exhilaration, enjoyment and a love of horses helps propel many new riders work through the initial learning curve. Usually one lesson is all it takes to realise that horseback riding is not as easy as it looks.