Horseback Riding Lessons for Adults

You are probably already looking forward to your first excursions into the countryside on horseback. For a ride to be a really enjoyable experience, there are a few things to consider beforehand. If possible, you should calmly familiarize yourself with your horse. And be able to assess your horse's reactions with a certain degree of certainty before you set off into the field.


Prepare for riding properly

If you have access to an outdoor riding arena, you can do a few 'practice laps' there. Your horse is already exposed to many stimuli here that otherwise do not occur in this form in the closed hall. However, you are still in a limited, familiar area where your horse is sometimes easier to control. There is still a residual risk as soon as you venture off-road. Horses learn locally. This means that sounds and objects that weren't a problem at home can suddenly pose a challenge. If you can react well to your horse in such a situation, it can make things easier and avoid escalation.

protective clothing

To be on the safe side, you should of course always wear suitable protective clothing, such as a helmet and safety vest. It also makes sense to go on the first ride with a second rider. If he also has an experienced cross-country horse with him, all the better. You should also carry a mobile phone with you as a safety utensil so that you can call for help in an emergency. Of course, forests and fields are not free from legal regulations. Depending on the federal state, these can be very different: a yellow license plate is obligatory for (out) riders, depending on the federal state, and becomes valid through the annual purchase of a riding badge. Further information can be obtained from the FN.


Safe riding:

    §  Wear a riding hat and safety vest

0   §  Inform a non-participating person in advance about the ride, if the necessary name the           planned route or expected return

    §  Use the company of an experienced cross-country horse

    §  take your mobile phone with you

    §  Always explore unknown routes slowly

    §  only canter on known paths/routes

    §  Be careful on forest roads - the risk of stumbling (roots or similar)

    §  Avoid riding at dusk/dark or at least wear bright, reflective clothing 

    §  also be prepared for dangerous situations (frightening games, fast vehicles...)

    §  do not become anxious or cramp despite all the risks, after all, a ride should be fun!



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