Category: How to ride a horse

How to Get Your Horse to Pay Attention to You

If you work or train horses, you know how important it is for them to pay attention and concentrate on what you want of them. Having a 1,000-pound animal off on its own and not paying attention might be disastrous. How then do you get your horse to focus? Maintaining a horse’s concentration on their task will get them to pay attention to you. To achieve this, take the following actions: In...

How to prepare for horseback riding with dogs

Two of the most well-liked activities worldwide are horseback riding and dog walking. Both are excellent forms of exercise that can keep both people and animals occupied for hours. What occurs when you combine the two, though? It can be a lot of fun to go horseback riding with dogs, but you should take some safety measures to protect them both. This article will cover the advantages of riding horses with dogs...

How to mount and dismount a horse: a beginner’s guide

Horses are magnificent, strong creatures that can be quite exciting and entertaining for riders. However, learning riding a horse also calls for certain abilities and safety measures, particularly when mounting and dismounting. In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of mounting and dismounting a horse. It could take a few attempts before you feel comfy and at ease climbing on a horse when it’s time to try mounting it. Continue...

How to lunge a horse properly

To lunge a horse properly means that your horse moves around you in a controlled manner in a circle on the end of a special lunge line. During the lunge session you’re leading your horse in a circle around a small enclosure. Lunging (or longeing) is a very useful exercise and can help you and your horse to improve your horse‚Äôs balance and slow gates such as walk and trot.  It is...

Basic Horseback Riding Commands

People who consider taking first horseback riding lessons often ask how you get the horse to walk or to stop. To answer this question you need to learn basic horseback riding commands before you first start to ride. First things first. To get the horse to do something you will usually use a combination of your legs and the reins to communicate commands to a horse. These basic horse riding commands (aids...