Horse riding is one of the most beneficial activities for human health. This popular sport, which allows you to be physically fit, also strengthens the spiritual side of people and is good for the soul, as it is performed in nature and with a creature with strong feelings like a horse. So what are the most basic points you need to know before you start riding? We have sorted it out for you.

How old should a horse be before you start riding it?

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In the racing breeds we start a little earlier (around 2 years of age) and the data doesn’t show that starting these horses early is a problem. But, generally, 3 to 4 years old is a good age and the horse should be plenty mature skeletally for some riding.

How should a beginner handle a horse?

Can you start horse riding at any age?

Age is just a number, and many equestrians say riding ‘keeps them young‘. Chances are, if you’re reasonably fit and healthy, have adequate spare time to ride regularly and enough money to cover all the necessary expenses, then you’re not too old even if you’re a total novice.

What is considered a beginner horse rider?

Beginner: A rider with limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter. Novice: A rider who can mount and dismount unassisted, is capable of applying basic aids, is comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.

Things to Know Before You Start Riding Horses!

1. Give your time

The most important thing you should know before you start riding a horse; This is because this activity requires a very long process to master. Bringing your body to the proper position, tools like saddles, even the horse itself… All you have to do to get used to all of these is to be patient and enjoy the process.

2.Water bottle matters

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The most important thing you should know before you start riding a horse; This is because this activity requires a very long process to master. Bringing your body to the proper position, tools like saddles, even the horse itself… All you have to do to get used to all of these is to be patient and enjoy the process.

3. Wear appropriate clothes

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While riding a horse, dressing in accordance with this sport is of great importance not only for your comfort but also for preventing damage and injuries to the body. Make room in your wardrobe for a trio of rider boots, rider pants and tog.

4. Make sure you are safe

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Before riding, make sure that all equipment is in place and that there is no danger to your life while riding.

5. Get on well with your horse

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Let’s get to your only partner, your horse. If you want to be successful in this sport, you have to get along with it. Our advice to you is to stand close to the head and, if possible, to the left when you first meet. If you approach from behind, you may get anxious and double, so we don’t want your relationship to get to this point from day one.

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