If you are thinking of going horse riding for the first time and you are nervous? Don’t be ashamed, it’s only natural to feel that when you’re near and about to ride a relatively large, living animal!
It’s very crucial that you’re guided by an expert or a trained professional before you begin horse riding. Because not only they can provide the support or assistance that you need to be comfortable on a horse, but they can also teach you some riding tips that are suitable for beginners. You know, they were once a beginner too so they understand it quite well and will be able to relate to what you are going through and share their insights on what can be helpful to you while you learn to horse ride.
One lesson will not be sufficient for you to be able to ride a horse properly. In fact, one of the best ways to learn how to horse riding for the very first time is to participate in a horse riding holiday for beginners. During which, you will have plenty of time to not only build up your horse riding skills but also build up a relationship with your horse as well as other beginners horse riders through the experience.
To get started, here are some tips that’ll help you look like a horse riding pro:
Wear proper horse riding gear
Regardless of your riding style is Western or English riding, it is obvious that you don’t want to show up wearing a miniskirt, shorts, or sandals. Instead you would want to wear long pants and proper footwear such as any close-toed shoes or a pair of a low heeled boot to avoid slipping through the stirrups.
Don’t wear scarves, purses or any o accessory because that could get tangled in the horse, the saddle or even a tree. Lastly, remember to always wear a helmet to protect your head.