Horseback Riding Lessons

Horseback riding is a wonderful hobby because it gets you outdoors and allows you to enjoy the animals and plant life found in nature. Horseback riding can also be competitive for those who take the sport to the next level with racing or jumping.
If you are new to horseback riding, there are some dangers that can be associated with inexperienced riders so it is important for you to receive basic lessons before trying to horseback ride alone or attempting jumps or races. Before signing up for your first horseback riding lessons, make sure to consider the following:

Ability Level. Since you are a beginner, you definitely need a beginner's training program. Just because you might think you are a quick learner or someone you know is in an advanced ability level, doesn't mean you should skip the basics. Sign up for the beginner level group appropriate to your age for your first horseback riding lessons.

Riding Style. Riding style is also important since different types of riders need different skills. If you plan on riding horses for leisure and relaxation, a basic class will be fine for you. However, if you plan to compete in racing or other competitions, you will need specialized skills. Before signing up for a basic skills class, find out whether there is a beginner level class specifically designed for the type of riding you will be doing so that you don't waste your time taking lessons you don't really need.

Class Size. Also keep in mind class size. Some prefer a large size class while others would rather spend their time with a one on one trainer. Make sure you ask about personalized horseback riding lessons if you would prefer them over a regular sized class since sometimes certain instructors offer them but they may not advertise them on their course listings at the stable. Also consider joining another single learner to save on cost.

Horseback riding is a great hobby for all types of individuals. It does require a certain set of skills and has some risk, so make sure you are fully prepared by investing in horseback riding lessons appropriate to your ability level, riding style, and class size preference to ensure you develop the proper skills and stay a safe rider.

© 2000 - 2013
Lesson Information