When starting out with horse riding, there’s a wide world of horse knowledge that you may or may not know. Even if you’ve already done some light research, the fact remains that there will be a lot more that you don’t know. No need to worry, however, for in Sydney, beginner horse riding lessons will get you up to speed on all the basics at your own pace, and we’re more than happy to fill you in on some introductory concepts and terms.
There’s So Much to Learn When Starting Out
For example, how to walk up to a horse. It’s easy to overlook, but horses have lived alongside humans for quite a long time and have become somewhat skilled at reading emotions and intentions. Did you know that the way you approach a horse can have some effect on the way it responds to you? For some, walking straight up to them can cause them a bit of unease. Instead of the direct approach, you may need to walk in an arc to approach these horses. When you do finally get close to the animal, remember to show them some respect, it will go a long way to helping form the bond between the two of you.
There are beginner horse riding skills to go over certainly, and beginner horse riding lessons will cover things like saddling, your riding posture, the position of your body, legs and heels, and how to steady your arms and hold the reins correctly. You’ll also have to cover basic movements: walking, turning and stopping, then trotting and eventually cantering. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a riding lesson without actually learning to ride!
That isn’t to say that riding is all there is to know about horses. Your interest in horses could go beyond just picking up riding skills. You might also want to learn more about grooming a horse. You’ll have to learn about the different combs and brushes. You’ll go over rudiments like using a curry comb to loosen up dirt in the horse’s hair, using a soft brush to sweep away all of that debris, caring for the horse’s face, mane, and tail, and tending to those oh so delicate hooves.
At some point in your tutelage, you may just want to absorb interesting horse facts, like the fact that they process images in each eye separately, or that they lack the level of depth perception we humans enjoy, or that the oldest horse on record lived to 62 years of age!
In Sydney, Beginner Horse Riding with Sydney Horse is the Way to go
No matter your interest in horses, in Sydney, a beginner horse riding lesson is an excellent way to start developing your individual passion for these graceful creatures. Sydney horse can provide quality instruction from our qualified teachers. Our coaches understand learning styles as well as horses and know how best to relate the concepts covered throughout beginner horse riding lessons in a manner that is easy to comprehend and will continue to stick with you.
If you’re interested in learning more about horses, or want to start training on the basics of horse riding, consider scheduling beginner horse riding lessons today. Give us a call on 02 9331 8231 today to learn more.