If you learn how to pet and groom horses, you will be able to build a close bond with them. You will be able to feel more comfortable when you are with them, and you would learn what they would and would not like.
Since you are now ready to ride horses with your knowledge and grooming experience, this is the time to contact a professional horse riding instructor. Choose an instructor who is qualified, experienced, and certified, so that you have assurance that they are indeed capable of providing you proper guidance on how to ride a horse.
One of the first steps you may want to do in order to learn how to ride horses properly is to research it. There are many web portals and some may also offer eBooks or video tutorials, YouTube is also a great source of information, which you can easily refer to whenever you need to, in order for you to get an idea how horseback riding is usually done.
Make sure that you get the eBooks and online tutorials from reputable resources so you won’t be wasting your time and and if you’re spending money… your money won’t be wasted. Check out reviews and testimonials about the products you are looking at first, so that you will know what you can expect from them.
A lot of people today want to try riding horses, since they are simply fascinated by horses. They want to experience spending time with horses and horse riding. It should be noted though that horseback riding is not easy at first, there are many crucial steps that you have to go through first, in order to ensure that you and the horse are comfortable while doing it. Following the proper steps on how to ride a horse will also increase the chances that a person will be able to ride a horse without accidents.
When you have knowledge about horseback riding, it is time you expose yourself to horses by visiting horse stables in your area. See if you can get a chance to pet a horse or two, always make sure that an attendant is around so that you will know if the horses are tame or not. You do not want to suddenly approach an untamed horse from behind and get hurt! Don’t approach even a tame horse from behind to be on the safe side, always make sure the horse sees you before you approach.