Tips for starting horseback riding

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Starting a new hobby is very exciting, especially if it’s horseback riding. Nowadays there are countless options you can choose from, and you can even find many options for a specific hobby. This means that you can always find an option for you.

All these options, make starting any sport easier than before. Even starting riding has become easier. Nevertheless, there are some tips that you might need. This article will give you some great tips for starting horseback riding as easily as possible.

What gear do you need for the beginning?

Horseback riding is not the most affordable hobby. Not only that the sport itself is expensive, but also all the gear can cost quite a lot as well. Therefore, you should know what you need to have when you begin.

There are many things you can borrow from the stables, at least in the beginning. A riding hat and body protector should be one of the first things to purchase, and one other very important item you should look into buying is Riding breeches. Having your own, good quality breeches makes a big difference, and believe it or not, these are not the most expensive item to buy, helping you spend more money on horse riding and less on gear.

Get inspired!

Horseback riding is a popular sport everywhere in the world. Because of this popularity, you can find inspiration everywhere. You can read about the benefits of horseback riding in different articles.

If you want to find more local information, there are certainly sources for this as well. By doing a little research, you will learn what you can expect from the beginning of your horseback riding journey. You can also find out about all the different options to choose from. This way you can find a fitting stable for you and your needs. 

Are you interested in competing?

When you are starting horseback riding, most likely you are only interested in it as a hobby. Nevertheless, horseback riding has many possibilities for competing as well. Horse racing, show jumping, and dressage all have great options for competing. 

If you are interested in competing, you can find competitions for all levels at your local riding centre, for example. There are even competitions for complete beginners of all ages. This way, you don’t have to compete with children, even if they are also beginners. 

Horseback riding champions have been doing the sport for a long time. Don’t feel bad, if you are not on their level. Focus on having fun and your talent will soon come.

Many different types of horseback riding

If you join a riding school, you will most likely get to try all kinds of riding. This includes dressage, show jumping, and in some cases cross country riding. 

This way you can find out, which type of riding would suit you the best. If you enjoy one type of horseback riding over others, you can find schools that focus on this type. This way you can focus on the type of riding that excites you the most.

Remember that there are also other options, that are rarer than these. Therefore, you can certainly find an option that will excite you.

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