Safety when you are going to ride!

Riding a horse can be an enjoyable experience, but it is important to prioritize safety. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when riding a horse:

  1. Wear appropriate safety gear: Always wear a properly fitted helmet that meets safety standards, as well as sturdy boots with a heel and close-fitting clothes.
  2. Get to know your horse: Spend some time with your horse before riding to get to know its temperament and behavior. This will help you anticipate any potential issues while riding.
  3. Check your equipment: Before you mount the horse, make sure that the saddle, stirrups, reins, and other equipment are properly adjusted and secure.
  4. Start slowly: If you’re new to riding, start with a slow and gentle ride to get used to the horse’s movements and gain confidence.
  5. Maintain control: Keep your horse under control at all times, and be prepared to use your reins and voice commands to steer the horse.
  6. Be aware of your surroundings: Always be aware of your surroundings, and keep an eye out for other riders, animals, or obstacles in your path.
  7. Stay alert: Be alert and attentive while riding, and don’t let distractions like music or conversations distract you from your horse.
  8. Practice good riding posture: Maintain good posture while riding, and use your core muscles to stabilize your body.
  9. Stay hydrated: Bring water with you and drink regularly to prevent dehydration, especially on hot days.
  10. Know your limits: Don’t take on more than you can handle, and always listen to your body. If you start to feel uncomfortable or tired, take a break or stop riding altogether.

Author: Anne Axell

I have helped many equestrians with their mindset and relationship with their horse, so they now are confident and enjoy the equestrian sport. Thanks to my extensive experience with horses, I can lead you to success in your riding. I have been actively riding the different riding styles,(dressage, hunter/jumper and trail) owened a lot of horses and have an equestrian business. l have also been breeding and selling horses for many years. I am a coach and trainer and have also completed courses as a judge. In addition, I have been a saddlemaker for many years and can advise you in terms of equipment and how it affects your horse. I can help you in 3 langauge, Danish, Swedish and English.