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Going Horseback Riding?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Mar 4, 2019 5:00:01 AM

Considering trying something fun and different?  If you're thinking about horseback trail riding, here are some of the pointers that Greatist.com shares for you to think about before you get in the saddle:

  • Will you be more comfortable in an English or Western Saddle?  Each saddle uses different equipment or tack and English saddles because they are smaller will accord closer contact with the horse. Western saddles have a deep seat and a saddle horn.
  • Check out the establishments and look for one that preferably has a (CHA)-certified riding instructor who is good with beginners.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.  Long pants, close toed-shoes with a small heel are an optimal choice.  Avoid any accesssories or clothing that can get tangled.  Check to make sure they provide helmets.
  • Bring drinking water.

The guide/instructor should give you proper instruction and listen well.  Horseback riding is a lot of fun but it is very important that you know how to approach the horse, get on the horse, check your equipment, rein the horse gently but firmly, and follow the direction of the leader.

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For more details:  Know Before You Go: Horseback Riding

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