Sure, heavy horse riding isn't as popular as the usual horse riding. But if you give it a try, we guarantee you won't regret it. With broad backs, feathery feet, and steady temperaments, heavy horses take riding to on a whole new level. Most breeds are at the risk of extinction, because they aren't in demand for cross country or dressage unlike their lighter counterparts. But don't be fooled. They're just as capable and attentive as riding horses. Whether you're experienced or a novice, these gentle giants will surely guide you with the utmost care.
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.
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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!