“How you mount your horse can set the tone for a safe, effective ride. Here’s how to get both you and your horse started on the right foot, complete with instruction from trainer Steve Stevens.” Here is a great instruction video on mounting safely. I agree with Steve’s methods here, except for the part about reaching down to get your off-side stirrup. I feel it’s best to have your stirrups “trained” correctly so you can pick it up with your foot without reaching over.
Horses can teach us so, so much and it seems I still learn new things everyday in working with them, but here are the top five on my mind right now: 5. Safety! – Horses are big, and strong and have strong self-preservation instincts. It’s risky business what we do so it’s very important to be as safe as possible. Learn all you can about safely handling, feeding, riding and working with your horses. 4. Read your horse – They are very sensitive and communicative. Horses want to understand and be understood. Pay attention to what they are telling you, listen, watch, learn their language. Often, horses give us plenty of signs and warnings about their needs, sometimes, we are
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