Age is just a number, and many equestrians say riding ‘keeps them young’. Chances are, if you’re reasonably fit and healthy, have adequate spare time to ride regularly and enough money to cover all the necessary expenses, then you’re not too old – even if you’re a total novice.
There’s a big difference between riding on occasional weekends and actually owning a horse or pony. So rein in your horse-buying plans for a moment, and allow us to lead you through everything you need to consider, from livery to vet care to horse rider insurance.
Has anyone ever had one of those horses that every vet, receptionist and on call knows personally! I definitely have one of those horses!!
Whether you’re a novice looking for lessons or an experienced rider searching for your next mount, choosing the right breed of horse is essential. Having a bad experience early on can really shake your confidence. But choose the right breed to begin with and a beautiful, life-long love of horse riding will begin.
THE NOT-SO-SECRET DIARY OF DIVA THE SHETLAND PONY
Part 11: The Breed Show
I got to celebrate my birthday last week which was great fun, we had a few days out and then spent a day at one of the zoos with some friends alongside having a picnic there too – I always have to do something animal related round my birthday haha! Sadly due to the unseasonal wet weather we have had, my other half hasn’t had the chance to complete the planks yet as he needs the space in the garden for the painting ☹ I did however find out on my birthday what the surprise design is...
Whether you’re an experienced horse rider or a complete beginner, nerves will affect everyone at some point during your horse-riding career. Perhaps you’ve just purchased a pony to learn to ride, or maybe your confidence has been knocked by an incident out on the road. Whatever your circumstances, we’ve rounded up some top tips to help you overcome the jitters and become a more confident horse rider.
Whether you’re new to the equestrian world or you have years of experience in the saddle, you’ll know that horse riding can be a great form of exercise and a super-fun way to stay in shape.