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Monday, 6 May 2019

4 Things You Need to Understand Before You Ride

1.  Never Make a Set Plan

The worst thing you can do when riding your horse is to expect your plan to work out.  Every time you get on your horse it is a new day and you need to ride in the moment.  We have good days and bad days.  Sometimes you can easily teach your horse new things and others you may need to go back to basics for that ride.  

The important thing is to never be disappointed by a ride.  You instead should be excited to learn from mistakes and be proud of getting through the rough rides.  

2.  Don't expect a bad ride

I recently went through a period of just expecting a disappointing ride.  All this is was to make my ride bad!  The more you think badly of yourself and your abilities the worse the ride will get.  When you get on your horse just smile and think about having a great ride.  Even if deep down you are worried about it, fake it til you make it.    

3.  Your Horse is Never Wrong

Your horse is a direct result of yourself.  If you are struggling to stay straight or get unbalanced when giving your horse an aid, your horse will struggle too.  

This means that any time your horse is struggling to do something properly, it is probably your fault.  Check your position, balance and effectiveness of your aids.  

4.  You can always improve

Don't ever stop trying to improve yourself and your horse.  You can always become stronger, learn more and get better.  Get lessons, read up on riding and practice every day.  

You always want to help your horse to become the best possible ride and you need to become the best possible rider.  Achieving this means riding other horses, being physically fit and increasing your knowledge.  

Constantly talking to other riders whether they are more advanced than you or not to learn new things.  


I am not a horse trainer or any other equestrian professional.  I only give advice on horsey topics that I have experience as a horse owner in.  Please don't follow my advice without contacting a relevant equestrian professional.  


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