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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm going to learn to ride a horse...

After many years of actually wanting to learn to ride I have finally booked myself in for a lesson on Sunday. Im excited!!!

I have ridden a friend horse a few years back but not regularly so I would definately be classed as a beginner.

Can anyone offer any advise on anything??
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nope, but good luck! Hope you really enjoy it!

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try and relax, it will keep you from being sore... somewhat at least

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Relax and let your body move in rythme with the horse. It will definitely help. Other then that simply enjoy riding...it's a fun experiance!
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aww...i love riding, though i havent ridden in like....over 2 years HAVE FUN, it's addicting!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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I say enjoy it i love horses and i can ride but i havent done in long time but be aware that inside your legs with ache and you might walk funny when you get off i did the last time i rode a horse not riding in a long time but then you might get achey legs have fun
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Can anyone offer any advise on anything??
Keep your back fairly straight and look directly ahead. Grip with your thighs, not your heels. I've been riding for 28 years and can't imagine my life without at least one horse.

Most importantly, relax and have fun!


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You go girl!! Horseback riding is awesome. Keep your heels down-so you have a good grip in the stirrups, and center yourself over the horse.

Are you riding english or western? I have only ever ridden western, I've been riding for 8 years now. -Western saddles are the best all that leather around you, its like a chair around your butt, on a horse! lol!!


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Don't be nervous - the horse can feel it through the reins
Don't bite or chew your lip from concentrating - my instructor says that one day the horse is going to spook i'm going to bite it off!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2007, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi y'all!

Thanks for all the comments. Iv only just read them - after my lesson - but everything you said is true!

I had my first lesson today - was good and I am addicted. Found it slightly odd adjusting my legs - but dont think my wellies helped! My kind boyfriend bought me a new pair of riding boots, chaps and jodphurs after so hopefully my next lesson on Friday will be better.

I was constantly thinking my wellies were going to fall off and think this took away a large majority of my concentrating. I rode a delightful horse called Glen. He got a bit bored though so I had to keep prompting him.

It's certainly not as easy as it looksm that's for sure!!

I'll keep you posted!
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