3 Requirements for Learning to Ride Horses

horseback-riding-lessonsWorking and riding horses is an exciting sport with broad ranging benefits from physical activity, being outside in nature, learning about animals, increasing self-esteem, having adventure, making new friends, and broadening horizons.

It has been our experience that learning how to ride well includes 3 factors.  These factors are:

  • 1) Full participation in your lesson at every level, from catching, grooming, riding, all the way to showing horses, each aspect is important requires attention and instruction to be done well.
  • 2) Commitment to your weekly appointments, consistent attendance and frequent attendance result in quickest improvements.
  • 3) Financial awareness, this sport is expensive knowing how and when to invest with your economic resources is very important.  For people just entering the sport, a general rule is that 1-2 years of weekly riding is recommended prior to leasing or buying a horse, 3-6 months of weekly riding lessons are recommended before purchasing equipment.

If you would like more information about our riding school, pony club, or equine assisted therapies please contact us at salisburyfarms.net  or call 619-723-6202

Happy Trails!

Salisbury Farms

About Amy

Dr. Amy Jane Hayden Oleson is the founder of Salisbury Farms. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and lifelong horse enthusiast. She has combined her passion for working with horses, instructing, and helping others into a unique and versatile community support program. She offers equine assisted activities and classical riding instruction to individuals interested in learning more about horses and themselves.

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