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Learning to be a good rider is a combination of knowledge and learning how to be in your body in a way that helps you partner with a horse. In this section, I collect articles on both topics intended to build your knowledge to help you become a better, more responsive rider, as well as exercises to help introduce you to the body movements necessary for comfortable, confident horseback riding.

Horseback Riding on the Beach: Read this Before you Book

Horseback riding on the beach is a fun and memorable vacation activity- and you don’t even need to own a horse to do it! There are small businesses around the world that offer an amazing experience of horseback riding while enjoying incredible destinations. Usually, all you need to do is book your ride and show …

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How Long It Takes To Learn To Ride A Horse: Kids & Adults

Learning horseback riding takes practice, good advice, and (just like any sport) training. How long it takes you to learn horseback riding will depend on several factors, which you’ll learn about in this article, including: 4 factors that determine how long it takes to learn to ride a horse 1 training tool that can make …

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6 Ways to Prevent Helmet Hair 👎💇🚨

Helmet hair is a nickname for hair that emerges from a helmet messy, misshapen, or lacking volume. For athletes like equestrians, cyclists, and skateboarders, helmet hair can be a source of frustration. A perfect hairstyle can turn into a flat lifeless flop of hair after a few minutes of wearing a helmet. Anyone who has …

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2 Ways to Ask if You can Ride Someone’s Horse

It can be nerve-wracking to ask to horseback ride someone’s horse. There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. Follow these tips for asking to ride someone’s horse to increase your chances of getting a “yes!” Growing up as a horseless kid desperate to ride (and 100 miles from the …

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Calculating Calories Burned Horseback Riding

Although every person’s body is different, experts estimate that horseback riding burns between 250 and 400 calories per hour we’re riding casually at a walk. The estimate for calories burned horseback riding when actively riding at a trot, canter, or gallop can exceed 550-700 calories! That’s a lot of energy! Each person’s actual number of …

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Horse Riding Lesson Costs: What to Expect & How to Pay

Horse riding lessons usually cost about $20 to $120 per hour. Prices are set based on the instructor, the location, and the type of riding lesson. Private lessons are typically more expensive than group lessons. Many beginner riders start by taking a few private lessons to learn the basics, and then take group lessons. Some …

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Best Horse Shedding Tools for Managing Spring Shedding

Shedding season is arguably the worst season to be in the stable and requires specialized horse shedding tools to manage well. If you haven’t experienced the shedding season before, buckle up: when horses blow their coats in the spring (and, to a lesser degree in the fall) you can expect a fur cyclone circling your …

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