Going horseback riding for the first time can be something nerve wracking and scary experience. Horse are quite large animal and the pack a lot of power. But this is nothing to feel discouraged about. Horses are some of the most well mannered animals in the world. They make for great companions. Best of all, horseback riding is one of the fun activities that almost everyone can enjoy. It?s one of those attractions and outdoor activities that everyone should experience at least once in their life. But before you get too excited and start on your first horseback riding adventure, let?s take a look at some necessary steps to take before you can begin.
Firstly, if this is your first time going horseback riding make sure that you approach the horse with caution. Horses are very attentive and can get startled easily. The worst pain you can ever experience can come from a kick from a startled horse. Always remember walk in an arc as you approach the horse. The primary goal here is to make sure that they know you?re there and getting close. Once you?re close enough you can than extend your hand for the horse to smell. Make sure that you take the time to pet the horse before you hop on. This is a great way to build trust.
Horse farms go horses that have been retired from horse shows and are now used for horseback riding instructors are trained well. Their experience in being around human beings and their usually the kind of horses you should use for your first time. Make sure that when you are mounting the horse you mount them from the left and not the right. This is a golden rule for horseback riding that you should definitely keep note of. If while you?re trying to get on the horse and it?s constantly moving, try to find a balanced angle. Do not under any circumstance try to force yourself on the horse. This will cause some discomfort and might get you injured in the process. Horseback riding is meant to be a fun and safe experience for both you, the rider, and the horse. Make sure you take into consideration both your safety and the horse?s.
Similar to going biking for the first time, take it slow and be patient if this is your first time going horseback riding. Once you start riding the horse the motion will feel a little wobbly and shaky. Keep your back straight and have your feet positioned properly. It?s best to not over do it on your first time. Go slow and steady until you get use to the pace. Galloping to fast before you get use to the motion might cause you to fall off or the horse going too fast for you to even stop. Though feel like romantic scene from a movie to have your horse go astray and be rescued, in real life it is not a good idea. Always remember safety first for yourself and the horse.