What is the best age to start horseback riding? 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 heavy is too heavy to ride a horse? Deb Bennett, PhD, founder of the Equine Studies Institute and an expert in the biomechanics of horses, has advised that the “Total weight of rider plus tack must not exceed 250 lbs. There is no horse alive, of any breed, any build, anywhere, that can go more than a few minutes with more weight on its back than this.
How much should a horse ride cost? In general, private horseback lessons in USA cost $85 on average while it is $65 for group lessons. As we said, horseback riding costs in the USA depend on the state and city a lot. And we all know that horseback riding is not only for big cities, actually it is a lot more fun in the countryside for many people.
How do you save money on horseback riding?
- Shop sales. Do not pay full price at tack stores, even if you want to buy new gear.
- Buy used. This is the BEST way to save money on gear.
- Browse thrift stores.
- Rent or borrow.