Most of us are not experienced riders, in fact it is a sport or an activity most of us tend to do when we go on a vacation. There are people who rides occasionally and then there are people who regularly rides by attending to local riding institutes.
Riders who have an adequate amount of experience in horse riding and club members knows what to go through when choosing riding locations and to make sure that all the necessary equipment is there to go on a safe ride.
Make sure that you have an insurance policy which would cover your expenses and hospital charges if in case you met with an accident, same as if you are taking part in any other active sport. Horse riding institutions in some cities might not provide you with all the essential items that you need to have in order to go on a safe ride.
The footwear you are going to use is probably the most important item. You need to have a pair of shoes or boot without laces. A safe footwear should consist with a sole that is hard to slip. Most of the reputed riding schools and institutes provides you with leg chaps. These are made to protect the legs of the riders and usually made of leather. A safety hat is also one important equipment when it comes to riding.
Choosing where to ride
Deciding on a location to ride can be a tough task. Before you get on a horse, look at the surroundings and analyse whether the yard and stables are well maintained. Make sure the horses are clam and sedate in their stables. You should look for a well taken care horse because it will obey your commands when you ride.
Try to find for advice and get a brief orientation from a horse riding expert if you can. As mentioned above, make sure that you are geared with all the necessary equipment like a safety helmet, proper footwear, back protectors and etc. try to get to know the horse prior riding given the chance, because having a good rapport between the horse and the rider can build trust and therefore it can eliminate rider’s fear. Allocate a time for practice the basics like how to mount, ride and rein with an experienced rider if you can.
As a final point, keep in mind that never to ride a horse without proper supervision by an experienced rider.