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(Re)Starting Horseback Riding Again as an Adult: How to Begin

Getting in the saddle again after a long gap can be overwhelming. Many of us find that riding again as adults, after abandoning this hobby for education, family, or work, is a satisfying way to reconnect with our younger selves. Starting to ride again after a long gap is great for the body, mind, and …

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Horseback Riding Day Camp Packing List: 6 Important Essentials

Horseback riding day camp is a great way for kids to have fun and enjoy time outside while learning about horses. At a horseback riding-themed day camp, campers will get to interact with horses and learn about their care and feeding. They also get to ride the horses and play games on horseback. Often, horse …

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What is a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Horseback Rider?

What is a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Rider? If you are new to horseback riding, may notice people referring to riders based on one of three experience levels: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. These terms are commonly used to communicate how much experience a rider has.    Beginner Riders A beginner rider is someone who is still …

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“Bombproof” Horses: 💣🐴 Training, Buying, or Raising

If you want to bombproof your horse, you’ll need many training sessions, lots of wet saddle blankets, and a little bit of luck. It’s a hard process that requires time, effort, and endurance. Most people get a bombproof hose buy buying one, training one, or raising their own foal or yearling. What is a “Bombproof …

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How Long It Takes To Learn To Ride A Horse: Kids & Adults

Learning horseback riding takes practice, good advice, and (just like any sport) training. How long it takes you to learn horseback riding will depend on several factors, which you’ll learn about in this article, including: 4 factors that determine how long it takes to learn to ride a horse 1 training tool that can make …

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2 Ways to Ask if You can Ride Someone’s Horse

It can be nerve-wracking to ask to horseback ride someone’s horse. There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. Follow these tips for asking to ride someone’s horse to increase your chances of getting a “yes!” Growing up as a horseless kid desperate to ride (and 100 miles from the …

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Calculating Calories Burned Horseback Riding

Although every person’s body is different, experts estimate that horseback riding burns between 250 and 400 calories per hour we’re riding casually at a walk. The estimate for calories burned horseback riding when actively riding at a trot, canter, or gallop can exceed 550-700 calories! That’s a lot of energy! Each person’s actual number of …

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Navigating Horse Buying as a Parent: So Your Kid Wants a Horse

The natural progression for any horse-crazy kid who loves horses is to want one of their very own. Horse ownership is a lot of responsibility with a large time commitment. This is a huge undertaking for the whole family, yet it is so worthwhile if done right. In this article, you’ll learn our tips, as …

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How to Tell if a Horse is Friendly: 7 Easy to Read Signs

The most common ways to tell if a horse is friendly is to look for ears perked forward, a back hoof resting casually, calm eyes, and curious behavior. The best way to tell if a horse is friendly, though, is to use these body language cues along with verbal instructions from a horse’s owner or …

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