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.
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!
Are you thinking of going horseback riding for the first time? Don’t be ashamed if you’re a bit nervous about it, it’s only natural to feel that way when you’re about to ride a living animal! That said, you can’t let these emotions transform it into a scary or stressful experience. Just follow a few tips and make sure it is the fun, pleasant activity that horseback riding should be.