The horse is one of the most docile animals and has best adapted to life with the human being. For centuries, man and equines have established a close relationship, mutually benefiting from one another. Horses have been important in many aspects of the day to day of people.
They have served as help in the agricultural, construction, transport, etc. Nowadays, it is no longer common to see horses as a work animal, but they have a different function. Now, all those who own one of these animals is more for leisure, for passion and enjoyment.
And there are few things that are as pleasant and enjoyable as a good horseback ride. However, and despite what may seem at first, riding is nothing, but nothing, easy. This skill is hard to master correctly, since it influences many factors: the ability of the rider, the type of horse, the tools used, etc.
Next, we will try to offer a series of guidelines to apply when riding, and a set of tips that will aim to make this experience something positive.
When do we start riding?
As mentioned previously, horse riding can become one of the most enjoyable pastimes for all audiences, from small to older. Any age is recommended. It is true that during the riding process, most of the work falls on the side of the animal.
But, eye, it is, precisely that, an animal. What do we mean by this? Well, he will not always be willing to obey our orders, and his behavior will not be idyllic. Therefore, we must bear in mind that numerous contingencies may arise during riding.
This implies that the rider must have certain physical and, above all, mental attitudes to be fully prepared if he wants to ride a horse. It is not surprising that children begin riding at a fairly early age, around 8-9 years old. This is a circumstance that can be beneficial, since the human being acquires most of his knowledge in the earliest stages of his life. But, yes, as long as we take our children to horseback riding, we must do so in the greatest possible safety conditions.