For those of you who love to ride horses, equestrianism is one of the best and most exciting sports there is. Even if you do not care for the sport of equestrianism in its physical aspect, but just because it is an entertaining and challenging sport, here are some tips on how to ride a horse.
What is the definition of equestrianism? Well, the sport of equestrianism is nothing more than horse riding which is regarded as the most difficult sport to learn. You can easily learn to ride a horse by simply taking lessons from a qualified instructor. There are many programs out there on how to ride a horse, but it’s up to you to choose one that suits your needs and preferences.
The first thing you need to do in order to learn how to ride a horse is to find a good riding school. Once you find one, choose a program that meets your requirements. Generally, you have to pay a certain amount for the course and lessons are usually covered in full. However, if you are willing to spend the money, then go ahead. As long as you are prepared to learn and practice, you are all set to ride a horse.
As far as the physical aspect of how to ride a horse goes, it is important to know that while the physical requirements for riding a horse are the same across all categories, the physical skills needed for good horsemanship differ in different classes. You might find that the basic skills required for riding a horse would differ across classes as well. For example, for class “C” the exercises to get a horse to stand still would be quite different than the same exercises required for class “A”.
The actual course would also vary from course to course, but in general, there would be four phases that you must pass to become a licensed rider. The first phase, the introductory phase, would cover basics such as reading the class handbook and a few of the horses and riding lessons.
In the second phase, you would go through the fundamentals of equestrianism such as exercising and the basics of training a horse, though the exercises would not be as detailed as they are in the introductory phase. The third phase would cover the basics of dressage and its importance in improving your posture and control.
In the fourth phase, you would go through the physical part of the course where you would be physically prepared to carry out the exercises and lessons required in order to make you a perfect rider. Finally, you would proceed to the final stage where you would demonstrate your skill on a horse and take a practice test.