While most adults have no problem with horseback riding, children are only usually keen on the animal itself rather than the activity. This is usually out of fear of control or heights. But of course, that mindset can be easily changed with horse riding holidays for children. Expert instructors are more than willing to give lessons to the little ones. A stroll in a nearby field or forest is also an appealing activity for your child. But regardless of their preferences, one thing is certain. Your child will be in safe hands all throughout the horse riding vacation.
Fear can be a result of many things. It can be a result of something new and exciting or something you haven’t tried yet. Naturally, you are expecting and possibly stressing over the outcome. Or, it can be a result of something you have already done that had scared you in the past.
Do you enjoy horse riding? Have just been on an equestrian getaway and would like to share your story? Or perhaps you have some insider’s tips our readers and the travel community might find useful. Warm up those fingers, start typing and make your voice heard on our On & Beyond The Saddle blog!
Horse riding is one of the most exhilarating sports, in terms of both physical and mental recreation. A recent equestrianism study revealed that there are more than 9 million horses in the US alone, while over 7 million people take part in horseback riding every year.
One of the most frequently asked questions from novice riders is “what is the difference between English and Western riding?”, often followed by “which one is easiest?” Depending on where you learned to ride, you may already be comfortable with English or Western style riding without knowing the difference. So we will attempt to explain exactly that!