5 Basic Horse Riding Equipment Items

Riding a horse can be for work, sports, or simply to have fun. Whatever your purpose is in learning to ride horses, you need to have reliable horse riding equipment to ensure that you are safe at all times, and that you get to maximise the benefits you can derive from riding horses.

1. Reins go with the Bridles, and they are used to steer the horse in whatever direction you want the horse to go. You hold the reins in your hands while riding a horse.

2. Bridles hold a bit that goes in the horses mouth. These two items are actually used in order to take control of the direction your horse is headed when you are riding him.

Keep in mind that one of the basic purposes of the many types of horse equipment for horse riding is to make sure that you have total control over your horse. Aside from that though, the equipment is also there to ensure that you are safe and that you will also have a more enjoyable time with your horse.

Riding a horse can be for work, sports, or simply to have fun. Whatever your purpose is in learning to ride horses, you need to have reliable horse riding equipment to ensure that you are safe at all times, and that you get to maximise the benefits you can derive from riding horses.

3. Saddles – The saddle is on the back of the horse and this “back” is on top of the horse! Saddles are of utmost importance and should provide for comfort for you and your horse when riding. Saddles may also be equipped with a horn, which you can grab hold of at anytime you want, especially when the ride is getting faster and bumpier than you expected.

There is of course no need to purchase all the equipment that you can find in a store. To get started, all you need to have are these five basic equipment items.

4. Stirrups – Stirrups are used for your feet, which helps in keeping your knees up on the side of the horse. It is important to select stirrups that would suit your shoe size.

5. Horse Boots are worn by your horse on his front and back legs, and they provide the necessary protection for them to safeguard against injury to the horse.

These are the five basic riding equipment items that you need, which you can purchase from some stables, riding schools and horse supply stores. It is also a good idea to ask your friends where they purchased their quality equipment.

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