While trail rides are fun for all family members, there are a few tips to take into consideration to make the experience even better for you and your horse! Remember, at Middleton Equestrian, we will go over the information you will need while riding your horse, before you mount.
During a trail ride, do not tailgate. Getting too close to another horse can cause them to be anxious and is therefore dangerous to the horse you are riding and yourself. Keep a horse length between you and the horse in front of you on your trail ride.
Experienced riders are usually placed in the front of the line on trail rides, and another at the end. This is to add a level of protection and safety for those riding who may be inexperienced.
If your horse is hungry, and goes to snack on shrubbery on the trail, instead of pulling straight back on the reins, pull to either side. This encourages your horse to shift attention in a relaxed way.
If your horse decides it wants to increase the pace, do not let it. The pace should be set by you.
Have fun and ask our trail leaders any questions you have!
We hope that these tips on trail riding come in handy during your scheduled trail ride! At Middleton Equestrian, our pride is to ensure your trail riding experience is a wonderful memory for you to cherish. We also want it to be a fun and engaging experience for all members of the family!
Horseback riding is a fun and interactive experience for anyone who decides to participate. Some are asking what the benefits are to this hobby, and our team at Middleton Equestrian wanted to answer.
There is a multitude of reasons why someone would want to participate in horseback riding, and some are very personal. Benefits of horseback riding span across emotional, social, and physical reasons.
One of the most important characteristics a person can learn through horseback riding is responsibility. Taking care of a horse is not easy and relies heavily on determination and dedication.
The act of riding a horse is physically demanding in of itself. The activity helps people stay in shape, develop better reflexes, and balance.
Not only physical, but horseback riding can also have a positive impact on a person’s mental health, causing them to feel relaxed, calm, and happy.
Horseback riding teaches an important lesson on the amazing human-animal bond that can be achieved.
There are many more reasons why horseback riding is so amazing and beneficial to those who participate in it! If you believe that you or your family would love to take a trail ride, please feel free to sign up today!
Middleton Place Team