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Improve Your Horseback Riding Skills And Become A Better Rider

Author : Tanja Bogdanoska


When getting involved in particular activity, it's a common human thing trying to become the best in whatever one is doing. It's the same in the rider's world. In order to become better rider, you're constantly looking for new methods of improvement. I've checked some of the methods and techniques the good riders use and came up with the next list of tips:

-The first thing you should do for becoming better horse rider is look for relevant books that have the basic information about the horses. The more you know about horses, the more you'll be confident in the saddle. Reading can't make you perfect rider if you are not actually riding, but knowing the basic information about the grooming, horse care, or riding basics, can really educate you and prepare you for the real thing.

-The other thing that can help you, is watching the other riders. This can give you a picture of the differences of good and bad posture. People use their visual capabilities for learning new stuff, and you'll get surprised how much you can learn by watching good riders. Observe the way they communicate with their horses and how the horse responds to their directions. So, when you start riding you'll know what you are supposed to do, instead of waiting for instructions. It's not that you should be your own trainer, but it's much easier if you have the main picture of jumping before actual jump. The more you know what good riders do, the more you'll be able to make yourself perform like them.

- One of the best ways of learning is by taking notes from the trainer's advises. When something is written down on a paper it will stay much longer in the human's mind. Therefore, it's good to write down all advises that you get from the trainer, starting from safety tips, to keeping the shoulders back, the wrists straight, the head up, eyes forward and posting the correct diagonal. It's a lot easier when you know these tips and then practice them during the lessons.

-Work on improving your balance. Balance is essential in riding as it in every sport discipline. In horse riding you need the balance to avoid getting off the saddle. To achieve good balance try to work with the horse without reins and stirrups. Call a friend (or the trainer) that can assist you as the horse should be held on a lunge.

It's good to mention that you can work on improving the balance even if you are not on a horse back, by finding particular exercises made especially for this purpose.

-Get some more practice. Although you know all the rules and tips for riding, you've probably heard that "practice makes things perfect", so get out and start practicing. Observing the other riders will get you ahead with the knowledge, but you must apply what you have learned and observed. You'll get the real experience by practicing what you've learned. Maybe you'll be able to perform in live all the tricks you make in the horse games. Who knows...

Don't feel bad if you face with difficulties in the learning process. You really need to ride more often to be able to advance. Have in mind that those who are really good, spend a lot of time to get there. As long as you are focused all the way, have patience and show interest and love in what you are doing, the success will be there on your doorstep.


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Like a person with a lot of creativity and wish for knowing new things I start with writing articles. Knowing the fact that my article will be useful advice for somebody out there, keep me doing the writing.Making research on new topics, and represent all of them to the millions of people is really big help to the next generation.When you have free time relaxing with playing horse games.

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Tags:   Horse games, horse jumping games, jumping horse games, online horse games, horse dress up games, pony games

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