Category: tips and techniques

10 tips for a first horseback riding lesson

When it comes to your first ever horseback riding lesson there are 10 tips which could help you to start easily. If you decided to be a new equestrian and already found a riding instructor or teaching stable (riding school), be aware that it is extremely important to be prepared for your first horseback riding lesson in terms of clothes and behavior around horses. Prepare suitable clothes for a horseback riding lesson....

How to ride a horse fast?

To ride a horse fast usually means you have to perform a full speed gallop (25-30 miles per hour or 40-48 km/h) which is very dangerous for beginners. Slower gate is called canter (if you riding English) and lope (if you riding Western) (10-17 miles per hour or 16-28 km/h). So the gallop (or run) is much faster than cantering (loping). So you need to determine what horse speed is fast and...

How to Sit in the Saddle When Riding a Horse

So what is the safest way to sit on a horse in the saddle? Below some tips and techniques that you can use so you can learn more balanced and effective way to ride your horse. Well, the first thing you want to ensure that you do when you first get on your horse is that you have proper posture so when you sitting on a horse you want to be sitting...