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How to Reduce the Risks of Horse Riding Injuries

How to Reduce the Risks of Horse Riding Injuries

As with so many sports, it is important to look and feel good when riding, but some essential rules need to be observed. Hat safety Never ride without the protection of a riding hat. Baseball caps or fabric hats do not provide any protection. Accidents can happen in a split second and a hat could […]

How to Prepare for Horse Riding Lessons

How to Prepare for Horse Riding Lessons

Whether you are having lessons purely to learn to improve your riding technique or you want to excel in a certain discipline, it is always best to be well prepared for lessons in order to get the most out of your time and money. Lessons at a riding school • Be on time. • Check […]

How to Prepare for Horse Riding Competition

How to Prepare for Horse Riding Competition

If you are a keen rider, you will begin your preparation for a competition weeks or even months before the event. Depending on the type of competition you are entering, your horse will need regular training to become more flexible and obedient for dressage, more confident over fences for jumping, or much fitter and versatile […]

How to Improve Transitions in Horse Riding

How to Improve Transitions in Horse Riding

A good-quality transition occurs when the horse changes its pace either upward or downward in a precise and calm manner. This is achieved through the rider’s technique and depends on their ability to prepare the horse’s mindset and way of going before asking for the change. If asked to make a transition without warning, the […]

How to Enter Cross-Country Schooling in Horse Riding

How to Enter Cross-Country Schooling in Horse Riding

A prerequisite for cross-country schooling is the rider’s ability to competently ride a galloping horse and be capable of jumping fences at speed. The aim of the cross-country event is to test the stamina, courage and ability of both you and your horse over a course that covers the open countryside, fields and woods. Obstacles […]

How to Develop All the Essential Muscles Needed for Horse Riding

How to Develop All the Essential Muscles Needed for Horse Riding

The most common misconception about riding is that “you just sit there,” and watching top riders competing on television does nothing to dispel this myth. A professional rider who has spent many hours practicing with their horse will have developed all the essential muscles needed for riding, and will demonstrate such a close partnership with […]