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Horse Riding Safety
by: Sonia Dixon

Your horse riding is to be taken very seriously to be successful. Horse colors are very important to some people: some enjoy a black horse; others enjoy a white horse, while others prefer a grey horse, or want to know the if the breed of horse originated in Czechoslovakia. However, there is no time to daydream of the days with your rocking horse, your horse pictures or horse photos; this is now a time to think about horse training, horse riding, horse safety and horse care. Many people think of horse riding as a children's activity, since they may have never owned a horse as a child, but may have had the adventure of being taken for horse back riding, as a child, on the beach. The truth is that horse riding is for everyone, and you can fulfil your dream of riding at any age. There are, for example, live horse racing, horse jumping, dressage and cross-country; many areas of riding that may interest you.

When there is focus in horse riding, you will soon discover that there is always something more to learn, such as tack and horse equipment, and how these, for example, can enhance your horse's performance. However, the importance of safety around your horse should be paramount at all times. There is always something for everyone, and you should be comfortable with what you choose as a riding discipline. A gift for a horse lover is their dream horse that is well-trained and happy - easy to ride - a horse that enjoys being ridden, but there are wild horses too. Wild horses are a challenge where avid equestrians may want to delve further, as all aspects of horse riding is a thrilling pastime. Obviously you are going to want to spend many hours working with your horse so that he understands what you want from him. It is a good idea to learn to tackle the tasks of horse grooming and tacking up the horse. The rewards are great when you take the time to tackle these basic techniques of riding and horse care. You will be a position to enjoy your leisure rides in all its various forms.

There is a horse book or two out there for knowledge, as well as videos on how to get started in horse riding. Learning from videos or books is great fun and effort, but you can combine this with how it feels when you ride your horse. You are also going to want to spend a lot of time just being with your horse, and developing a feel for your horse. This is the time to bond with your horse to understand the signals your horse gives through his behaviour and temperament. Bonding can make your rides even smoother. However, while you are riding your horse, whether solitary or sociably there are several things that you are going to want to do to make sure that he stays safe and healthy so that you can continue to ride him for a long time to come. A positive attitude is very important. Even a horse that is well-trained can be unpredictable.

One thing that you have to be sure of when you are riding your horse, is that you are never asking too much of him. You have to be sure that he is always comfortable doing what you ask him to do, and you have to be sure that you are comfortable with what he does. This is very important, because if you are not comfortable you are going to find that both you and your horse might be forced to take chances, and this is not going to be good for either of you. It can be very dangerous, and so you want to be sure that you never have a horse do something he isn't comfortable with.

Be sure when you are riding your horse that the equipment you are using is strong and is not likely to fall apart, and make sure that you are able to attach the horse saddle and the other horse equipment to him, so that you know they are done correctly and are not likely to hurt him at all.

Once you take control of your horse, you need to be aware of the risks and pitfalls, including falls. There is no need for these things to put you off because you are focused and will not underestimate the importance of safety. Learning the correct way from the start gives you an added advantage to have plenty of fun with taking unnecessary risks.

Finally, when you are riding your horse, make sure that he stays safe and be careful where you are going, watching the terrain to make sure that you are not doing anything that might be dangerous for your horse or yourself. Always be certain that you are not leading your horse somewhere that is too daunting where he could hurt himself. With a little patience, your riding and horsemanship skills will shine through.

About The Author
Sonia is a book reviewer, coach and author. Equestrian dressage is just about techniques, competing, tests, tack, horse riding, caring for your horse and more. Refer to: in support of more exciting and appealing information on your passion!
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