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!