Tips for the novice rider

Tips for the novice rider

Want to ride horses? Excellent

Horse riding is a great sport that improves self-confidence, concentration, balance and motor skills

There is no doubt that riding on horses is one of the most enjoyable hobbies there is
However, it is important to remember that this is also a sport that can be dangerous. The most memorable case is Christopher Reeve's unfortunate accident, known to everyone as Superman. Christopher fell off his horse while riding his horse in the competition. As a result of the fall, Christopher became paralyzed from the neck down.

In this series of articles, we will learn about the horse and its abilities and try to give as many tips as possible to help you with horseback riding.

Horse riding is not taught in one day. In order to develop horseback riding and horse control, one has to learn and train continuously over time

The horse has a spatial vision of close to 360 degrees, and yet - he has two "dead spots" which he does not see at all. One of them is about two meters in front of the horse, and the other is just behind it

Therefore, if we approach the horse directly from front and back, he may not see us, be surprised and as a result respond aggressively out of fear and defensiveness. The horse should be approached from the side, preferably on the left. Also, do not stand behind the horse.

The horse should be approached calmly. The horse, despite its size, is a cowardly animal and responds to stimuli from the environment. Therefore, he may react aggressively out of a desire to defend himself

It is recommended to wear long pants that are not too tight and allow movement with your legs

It is obligatory to wear closed and stiff shoes

Be sure to wear a helmet

See you in the next article …

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