Table of Contents
How do I learn basic horse riding?
What is the best age to start horseback riding lessons? How old does my child have to be to start taking horse riding lessons? Many kids start riding small horses and ponies around 2-3 years of age, and the sooner you can expose your child to horses the better. However, we only work with toddlers as young as 5 years old.
How long does it take to learn basic horseback riding? It has been my experience that for people taking 1 riding lesson a week, it generally takes approximately 2 years to develop enough competence that you can safely to all the basics of horse care and riding on your own (e.g. catch, tie, lead, tack up, ride, go down the trail).
Is horse riding easy to learn? So, is horseback riding difficult? Horseback riding, like all sports, is difficult when you first get started. Horseback riders must stay balanced while riding, maintain proper posture and footing, and learn how to communicate with their horse using subtle ques from their seat, legs, and reins.