Category: How to ride a horse

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...