Best 10 Way’s How To Ride A Horse? Updated 2021

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HOW TO RIDE A HORSE?

Horse riding is one of the most refreshing exercises. If you are looking for relaxation from daily grind of life then horse riding is the best for you. Riding is not something you can try without doing any practice or learning it. If you want to ride a horse then you have to learn how to ride a horse.

Steps for riding a horse: 

Following are the steps to ride a horse,

  • Getting on a horse/Mounting
  • Walking 
  • Trotting 
  • Posting 
  • Cantering 
  • Galloping 
  • Jumping
  • Dismounting 

Getting on a horse/Mounting: 

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  • Before getting on your horse, make sure to check the position of girth because if girth is not in its right position then it may cause the saddle to move aside. 
  • Hold the reins of the horse to get on it. 
  • Put your left foot on the stirrup and then the right foot that was hanging in front of left foot.  
  • Sit on the saddle in a proper way.

Walking: 

  • After sitting comfortably on the saddle and placing your feet on the stirrups, hold the reins in your both hands. 
  • Squeeze your horse so that it can receive the signal and starts walking.

Trotting: 

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  • For trotting you may have to give your horse several bumps instead of squeezes. 
  • Hold on to the saddle to balance yourself.

Posting: 

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With the help of your knees, move upward from the saddle while trotting. This rising slightly above the saddle is called posting.

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Cantering: 

  • Cantering is a three beat gait. 
  • While cantering, you have to give your horse squeeze with your both legs. 
  • Hold on to reins to balance yourself.

Galloping: 

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  • Galloping is similar to cantering but while galloping, horse covers more distance. 
  • Squeeze with your legs a little more to ensure more speed.

Jumping: 

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  • While jumping, make sure to lean yourself forward and also move your hands forward. 
  • You will return to the normal trot position after jumping.

Dismounting: 

  • Stop your horse and hold on to the reins. 
  • Free your feet from stirrups. 
  • Move your right leg across horse’s back and then get down on the ground by putting both the legs downward.

Safety tips to ride a horse: 

  • Make sure to wear a helmet before riding a horse. 
  • Make sure to purchase proper horse riding boots to ensure safe riding.
  • Make sure to have proper training before riding a horse. 
  • Make sure to keep yourself in a correct position on a saddle.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE

Proper care for your horse after riding: 

After dismounting, make sure to relax your horse because it’s a sign of a good rider. You should not only focus on the riding but also on the health and fitness of your horse.

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Riding a horse is a step by step process. Your trainer will make you learn these steps including walking, trotting, cantering, galloping and dismounting.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE FAST? 

  • In order to ride your horse fast, firstly you have to develop a skill in riding your horse slow. 
  • After learning to ride a horse at trot and canter, you will be able to ride it at a gallop. 
  • While galloping, you have to keep yourself in balance. 
  • While galloping, squeeze your horse with both your legs a little more than you do at canter to ensure more speed.
  • A horse covers greater distance with greater speed in the case of gallop.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE STEP BY STEP? 

Horse riding is a physical exercise. If you want to ride a horse then you have to learn it. The steps involved are, mounting, walking, trotting, posting, cantering, galloping, jumping and dismounting. 

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  • While mounting, hold the reins to put your feet on the stirrups and then sit on the saddle.
  • While walking, squeeze your horse.
  • While trotting, you have to give your horse several bumps. 
  • While posting, move upward from the saddle with the help of your knees.
  • While cantering, give your horse squeezes with your both legs. 
  • While galloping, squeeze with both of your legs a little more to speed up your horse. 
  • While jumping, move yourself and your hands forward.
  • While dismounting, after stopping your horse move your right leg across horse’s back and then get down on the ground on your both legs.

Make sure to balance your position on the saddle while riding a horse.

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HOW TO RIDE A HORSE WESTERN? 

Western style of riding is comfortable for the horse and the rider. In western style of riding, there is availability of heavy saddles and long stirrups that make riding more safe and comfortable. 

After sitting properly on the saddle, hold on to the reins and keep yourself in balance. Your hips will move when your horse moves. Keep yourself relaxed while riding.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE WHEN RUNNING? 

Firstly, you have to learn how to ride your horse slow to become perfect in running a horse. Galloping is the fastest gait that covers greater distance with greater speed. 

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While galloping, hold on to the reins to keep yourself in a correct position on the saddle and then give squeezes to your horse with your both legs more than you do in cantering to ensure high speed.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE WITHOUT A SADDLE? 

It is also called as riding bareback. It increases your riding ability but it is risky with respect to the security. For riding without a saddle, first of all you have to remove the saddle from the horse and sit on the bareback. During riding you have to focus on your position, coordination and balance much more. Your ability to ride without a saddle will increase only with more and more of practice.

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HOW TO RIDE A HORSE AT A GALLOP? 

For learning how to ride a horse at a gallop, firstly you have to learn to ride a horse at trot and canter. 

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  • After giving several bumps and squeezes to your horse, it starts trotting and cantering.
  • While galloping, you have to give squeezes to your horse more than you give while cantering.
  • While galloping, a horse can cover longer distances with high speed.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE AT A TROT? 

After sitting comfortably on the saddle and placing your feet on the stirrups, firstly you give squeeze to your horse make it walk. 

  • While trotting, you have to give several bumps to your horse. 
  • Hold on to the reins and saddle to balance yourself.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE WITHOUT A SADDLE OR BRIDLE? 

Riding a horse without saddle or riding bareback makes the rider able to increase his strength. 

  • After removing the saddle and sitting on the bareback, move your horse by holding on to the reins. You have to focus on your balance the most. 
  • A bridle is used to control the movements of horses. The parts of bridle include reins, headpiece and bit. 

Riding your horse without a bridle increases your riding ability and it can only be improved by continuous practice.

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HOW TO RIDE A HORSE IN AOT DOWNFALL? 

In attack on titan downfall, you often find yourself in an open battlefield. In open battlefields, there are no trees or buildings. As titans eat humans only so horses are given during these missions. 

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  • To ride your horse during Aot downfall, press circle/B. Your horse can cover shorter distances with greater speed by the help of X/A. You can move by pressing left thumb stick. 
  • Locate your horse by looking for the white coloured horse’s head.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE BEGINNERS? 

If you are a beginner then firstly learn to ride your horse slow. 

  • After sitting on the saddle in the correct position, place your feet on the stirrups and then move your horse by holding on to the reins. 
  • Give squeezes and bumps to your horse while trotting and cantering. 
  • Move upward from the saddle with the help of your knees while posting.
  • When you become perfect in riding a horse at trot and canter then go for gallop.
  • While galloping, you have to give greater squeezes to your horse.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE BRIDLELESS? 

A bridle is an important equipment which is used in horse riding. It is used to control the movements of horses. It consists of  rein, headpiece and bit. 

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  • Riding bridleless makes you a great rider with great skills but it requires much more patience and practice. 
  • You have to work on your balance and coordination while riding bridleless.

HOW TO RIDE A BUCKING HORSE? 

Bucking horses are quiet and well behaved. They are also called as “Bronco horses”. They have the ability to buck by moving their head vigorously. They also start kicking with their hind legs. 

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To ride a bucking horse, firstly you have to keep yourself in a correct position on the saddle and stirrups. Hold on to the reins strongly so that horse wouldn’t be able to put its head down. Don’t try to stop the horse, instead make it move by mobilizing its head and shoulders.

HOW TO RIDE A HORSE

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HOW TO RIDE A CUTTING HORSE? 

It is a horse which is used to separate individual animal from herd. 

  • While riding a cutting horse, make sure to keep your feet in balance so that your horse would connect to the cow. 
  • Balance your feet in such a way that you wouldn’t lean forward. 
  • While riding, your focus should be at the cow. 
  • Stay focused.

HOW TO RIDE A GAITED HORSE CORRECTLY? 

Gaited horses are those horses that are specifically bred for riding purposes. A gaited horse has four beat gait. 

  • To ride a gaited horse, get on the horse first. Balance your position on the saddle and place your feet on the stirrups correctly. 
  • After sitting properly, by giving proper squeezes and bumps while holding on to the reins, you can make your horse walk, trot, canter and gallop.

CONCLUSION: 

Equestrianism or horse riding is the most refreshing recreational activity. If you want to get skilled in riding your horse then make sure to have a proper training. Firstly, learn to ride a horse slow then you will be able to ride it fast. It’s a step by step process and requires practice.

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