Horseback riding is so much fun, but you always have to think about safety before you ride. In this article, you will learn the safety of horseback riding. Also, many beginners get scared their first time riding, so safety is an important thing to know, so that they can feel better, and know that they are safe.
- First, you have to think
about a horse to ride. You should have a very calm, and easy horse
your first time riding. You have to tell your instructor or trail boss
your riding level before you ride, so they know what horse to put you on.
Riding a horse that is to hard for you is unsafe, so make sure you tell
them your riding level.
- Second, you have to think
about your helmet. Do you have one? Do you need to buy one? Does your
barn provide one? Make sure you contact the barn and ask them if they
provide a helmet. If you are under eighteen years old, it is illegal to
ride without a helmet. If you are eighteen years old or over, it is a
great idea to ride with a helmet. You could die from a head injury or
brain damage, and many barns make you wear one.
- Remember, your stirrups
are your seat belt! They keep you in the saddle. Heels down toes up!
You have to put your heels down toes up every time you ride! Put weight
into your stirrups, not on your bottom. This is proper position, and the
safe way to ride.
- Read horse books before your
- A good thing to know, is when
the horse puts its ears back it is angry, scared, or in pain. Try to make
your horse feel better, in any way you can.
- Have fun! Stay calm. Relax!
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