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A Glossary of Riding Terms
A Glossary of Riding Terms
An overview of some of the most commonly used words in riding circles used to describe body parts of a horse, equipment and the way the horse moves....
Arena Layout
Arena Layout
The layout of the standard dressage arena and where the letters are....
Categories of Horses for Riding
Categories of Horses for Riding
A summary of some of the most commonly used terms for horses....
Conquering a Fear of Horses
Conquering a Fear of Horses
Many people are nervous around horses, and in some people, this actually goes as far as being equinophobia - an actual fear of horses. Many people will find that they…...
Horse Riding Safety When Having Lessons
Horse Riding Safety When Having Lessons
Follow general horse riding safety tips, such as knowing your trail, always being aware of your environment, riding a horse that you can control, to avoid mishaps and…...
Improving your Fitness for Horse Riding
Improving your Fitness for Horse Riding
The different ways in which people who ride horses need to improve their fitness to be a good rider....
Mounting and Dismounting
Mounting and Dismounting
Simple instructions to give the horse rider confidence in attempting to mount and dismount a horse for the first time....
Preparing for the First Lesson
Preparing for the First Lesson
How to prepare for your first horse riding lesson including what to expect on the day, what equipment you need and physical preparation. Advice about choosing the…...
Rider Position
Rider Position
An outline of the steps a rider can take to make sure they are sitting in the correct rider position, which will help them to ride safely and comfortably....
Riding for the Disabled
Riding for the Disabled
A piece which outlines the good work which Riding for the Disabled does....
Slowing and Stopping
Slowing and Stopping
How to stop and slow down when riding....
Tackling Your First Jump
Tackling Your First Jump
How to tackle the first jump....
Time for Riding
Time for Riding
A look at how to fit riding into your schedule....
Turning Circles
Turning Circles
What turning circles are and why a rider needs to be able to perform them....
Walking, Trotting and Cantering
Walking, Trotting and Cantering
The three basic gaits and what they are and why they must be mastered....
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