How to Ride a Horse

How to Ride a Horse

Learning how to ride a horse is a wonderful, but sometimes slightly nerve wracking process. I know lots of people who’ve been anxious before their first lesson to know what it’s going to be like. So today I thought I would tell you all about how to ride a horse – just so you’re prepared …

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Horseback Riding Exercise

Horseback Riding Exercise 2

I’ve written a couple of posts recently about how horseback riding is a strenuous sport. And it definitely is! But today I wanted to write about how you can use other horseback riding exercise to complement your riding training, and become the best rider you can. I’m a really competitive rider. You may have guessed …

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Horseback Riding As Exercise

Horseback Riding As Exercise

There’s this terrible impression, outside of the horseback riding world, that horseback riding isn’t good exercise. It makes me a little grumpy, to be honest. People assume that because you’re mounted, the horse is doing all the work… Well, today I want to put that theory to bed once and for all! So we’re going …

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Why Horseback Riding Lessons?

Why Horseback Riding Lessons?

I think I will always have an ongoing relationship with riding lessons. I have been horseback riding for nearly 20 years now, but I really frequently take a few lessons, even now. So today, I’m going to answer your question: why horseback riding lessons? In general, I think we should always try to keep learning. …

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Horseback Riding is Expensive

Horseback Riding Is Expensive

Any horse lover knows that horseback riding is expensive. Ultimately it’s all worth it, right? Your horse deserves the best that money can buy. But we have to be realistic here. As I write this, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. So many people have experienced loss of income. I know I have! …

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How to Ask for the Canter

How to Ask for the Canter

I still struggle at times getting a smooth canter transition from the trot when riding a new horse. How to ask for the canter is tough because each horse is unique. Every horse has their own specific way they like to be asked with little nuances during the transition. With a new horse, it takes …

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How to Ride Without Stirrups

How to Ride Without Stirrups 11

When I first started riding, my coach would very often make me practice how to ride without stirrups, or ride bareback, or play around the world with the horse moving. When I was about 8-9 years old, I was able to do all flat work without a saddle or a bridle. Unfortunately, as I got …

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