Horse Riding Lessons
Learning how to ride and other important horse related topics
All my life I have been crazy about horses. My grandfather bought me my first horse when I was 6 years old. My love affair with quarter horses and thoroughbreds has continued for over 50 years. I have bred , trained, shown and raced them most of my life. I owned and managed a large western store in Houston, Texas when I was younger. I won numerous awards and trophies with my horses.
Now some of you might think I’m bragging…well some..but hey is it bragging if you did it?. My point is I do know something about horses. Others may think this is BS but the American Quarter Horse Association is in the process of verifying my winners and I hope to post the outcome soon at www.quaterhorses.info. I know I spelled quarter wrong…just a gimmick to get traffic because it is a common typo and I want to help everybody get started in the right direction.
One thing is for sure if you are thinking about owning and riding horses and have no experience you need to start your education before you buy one. We all want to ride but…another but? Before you can get your butt in the saddle you gotta catch, lead, tie and saddle them. And even before you do all of that the horse just might not be suitable for your level of experience.
You may find that owning a horse is more than you bargained for and would rather rent and that’s okay.The nice part about renting is many of the unpleasant details are handled for you. If you have every cleaned out a barn you will understand what I’m talking about. You’re probably saying to yourself, enough, I just want to know how to ride a horse. I wish I could tell you just get on him and start riding.
Going for a horseback ride is not like taking a bus ride. Any horse that has been ridden for a time can tell if you know
what you are doing. I have some funny and not so funny stories about that I’ll share later. You need to know how to approach, mount and dismount safely and handle the reins with authority. In other words the horse needs to trust you know what you are doing. I remember letting Jimmy Dean ( the sausage guy) get on a big spooky horse of mine and being sooo thankful he knew what he was doing. Full Story at my site: www.quaterhorses.info
Much of my knowledge of horses I owe to others who have been willing to share their experiences. When I started out I learned a lot by trial and error which now days can be costly and dangerous. Over the years my library on horses has grown and I still find myself referring to many of the books over and over again. My recommendation would be spend some time and money to jump start your education in this wonderful adventure. If you would like some horse riding lessons and secrets of buying and caring for them start today: