Tips on How to Ride a Horse Properly

If you learn how to pet and groom horses, you will be able to build a close bond with them. You will be able to feel more comfortable when you are with them, and you would learn what they would and would not like.

Since you are now ready to ride horses with your knowledge and grooming experience, this is the time to contact a professional horse riding instructor. Choose an instructor who is qualified, experienced, and certified, so that you have assurance that they are indeed capable of providing you proper guidance on how to ride a horse.

One of the first steps you may want to do in order to learn how to ride horses properly is to research it. There are many web portals and some may also offer eBooks or video tutorials, YouTube is also a great source of information, which you can easily refer to whenever you need to, in order for you to get an idea how horseback riding is usually done.

Make sure that you get the eBooks and online tutorials from reputable resources so you won’t be wasting your time and and if you’re spending money… your money won’t be wasted. Check out reviews and testimonials about the products you are looking at first, so that you will know what you can expect from them.

A lot of people today want to try riding horses, since they are simply fascinated by horses.  They want to experience spending time with horses and horse riding. It should be noted though that horseback riding is not easy at first, there are many crucial steps that you have to go through first, in order to ensure that you and the horse are comfortable while doing it. Following the proper steps on how to ride a horse will also increase the chances that a person will be able to ride a horse without accidents.

When you have knowledge about horseback riding, it is time you expose yourself to horses by visiting horse stables in your area. See if you can get a chance to pet a horse or two, always make sure that an attendant is around so that you will know if the horses are tame or not. You do not want to suddenly approach an untamed horse from behind and get hurt!  Don’t approach even a tame horse from behind to be on the safe side, always make sure the horse sees you before you approach.

Health

Mud fever

Mud fever, taxonomically known as pastern dermatitis, encompasses a whole range of diseases that cause irritations and dermatitis to the lower limbs of horses. It is frequently caused by a bacterium known as Dermatophilus congolensis, which thrives in wet and muddy conditions. This infection is known to occasionally stay dormant

Read More »
Events

What a splendid Derby!

This year’s Derby was a community supported affair, that despite the reduced number of entries compared to previous years, proved to be a great and sold-out spectacle for us all to enjoy. Throughout the week the atmosphere was fun and friendly, with top show-jumpers sitting in the stands to support

Read More »
Health

Roadwork – worth doing or not?

Recent research now suggests that particularly trotting horses on tar roads leads to more incidences of lameness than was originally thought. The benefits of riding on roads are that they are flat, generally even surfaces and many people have previously suggested that roadwork is good for joint, tendon and bone

Read More »
Camps

Macatoo Camp by African Icons

Offering some of the most incredible wildlife viewing in the world, the Okavango Delta is often referred to as Africa’s Eden. Macatoo Camp offers the perfect location to embark on a thrilling horse riding adventure! For those not keen to get in the saddle, it also offers exceptional game drives,

Read More »
Camps

Okavango Horse Safari at Macatoo Camp

Combine horse riding through stunning scenery teeming with game, and the luxury bush camp based in Macatoo, for a horse riding holiday of a lifetime. Visit our website: https://africanhorsesafaris.com/tour/okavango-delta-horse-riding-safari/

Read More »
HQ Magazine

AskHQ: Wave mouth

Q: What is a wave mouth in horses? A: A wave mouth is where the molar teeth do not align evenly in the horse’s mouth. This creates gaps between the upper and lower jaw, when the horse chews his food. This results in poor chewing, and thus a reduced surface

Read More »