Get an Amazing Experience at Horse Riding Schools
Nowadays it is not a problem. If you are filled with love to the noble, have strong desire to learn, time and money, horse riding schools will gladly welcome you.
What You Will Learn
The main horse riding equipment. First of all, you have to be fully equipped. Riding apparel consists of bridles, different kinds of saddles, girths, reins and dressage whips. The main equestrian clothing includes breeches, riding boots, riding helmets, riding gloves and jackets. Make sure you have everything you need to ride safely and comfortably!
- Checking your readiness. Before starting to ride you need to ensure that your physical preparation is good enough, you are not younger than 4 years old and your weight doesn’t exceed 15 stones that is approximately 95 kilogrammes. If you weight much more, unfortunately you will not be allowed to ride since this may cause spine problems to the horse and may injure you both – the horse and yourself.
- Selecting a horse. While selecting a horse, first of all you should pay attention whether it will be suitable for you. Whether he is trained is a very important factor. The breed of horse determines what purpose the horse is best at – hunting, jumping or walking, how it looks like – short or long mane, braided or not. Here are some of the horse breeds with pictures:
- Arabian Horse. These horses are very affectionate.
- Ponies. They are small, less than 14.2 hand high and therefore very distinctive.
- Hanoverian Horse. Perfect for eventing, dressage and jumping.
- Palomino horse (my favourite breed). They are known as the most versatile, enduring and beautiful.
All the breeds can be coldbloods, warmbloods and hotbloods. Warmbloods are perfect for competitions and sport events. Coldbloods are good workers. Hotbloods are very fast, so they are extremely good at racing.
Schools which teach you riding usually have enough facilities – several outdoor and indoor schools, jumping paddocks, cross country courses. While attending such schools you will most likely have a chance to visit many horse riding events such as show-jumping, for instance. Probably you will even get a discount voucher as a member of a school.
Have a great riding!