On & Beyond the Saddle

We keep you updated with the latest trends in horse riding destinations, events, and holidays. Enjoy inspiring articles from travellers and locals worldwide.

5 Tips on How to Battle a Horse-Riding Fear

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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How Can You Learn Horse Riding Post-20's?

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.

English vs Western Riding: What’s the Difference?

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!

Horse Riding for Kids : The Awesome Benefits & Tips on How to Get Started

Growing up in a household where both parents adore animals certainly has its perks. As a toddler, where many of my friends would have to beg their parents for a kitten or a puppy, my house was already filled with (domesticated) animals to the point that some of our neighbors would lovingly refer to it as a ‘mini zoo’.

8 Adventure-Packed Destinations for Your Next Horseback Riding Vacation

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.” – Thomas Fuller

Unleash your inner cowboy, the Indiana Jones or Lawrence of Arabia deep within, and hop in the saddle for the trip of a lifetime!

First Time Riding a Horse? 10 Tips to Look Like an Expert in the Saddle

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.

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