Put aside your troubles and ride in 2024!
Horse Riding Hub Education will bring further help to horse lovers of all ages in 2024 with the launch of a highly requested new book, “Horse Riding Success for Teens and Adults”.
Discover friendship, build perseverance, and enjoy the magical bond between horses and humans with this unmissable new book.
Geared towards older beginners or new to horse ownership, this book provides an easy to follow comprehensive guide to horse care, riding and horse ownership all in the one book. From choosing the right gear to mastering basic riding techniques, readers will gain confidence and knowledge to start their own equestrian journey or move forward with more confidence.
“Put aside your troubles and ride” is a beautiful and inspiring mantra that encapsulates the therapeutic and freeing nature of horseback riding. Whether you’re an experienced equestrian or a beginner, the act of riding can be a transformative and uplifting experience. It encourages individuals to momentarily set aside their worries, immerse themselves in the present moment, and connect with the rhythmic and powerful movement of the horse beneath them.
Riding offers a unique form of therapy, promoting physical fitness, mental well-being, and emotional balance. The bond between rider and horse can be profound, creating a partnership built on trust, communication, and mutual respect. In the saddle, individuals often find solace, a break from the stresses of daily life, and a sense of freedom as they navigate the world on horseback.
So, when life gets challenging, remember the simple yet profound advice: “Put aside your troubles and ride.” Allow the therapeutic power of horses and the act of riding to guide you to a place of peace and joy, even if only for a moment.
Achieving success in horse riding for teens and adults involves a combination of skill development, understanding the horse, and maintaining a positive mindset. Here are some tips to help teens and adults succeed in horse riding:
Take Professional Lessons:
Enroll in lessons with a certified riding instructor. Professional guidance is essential for learning proper riding techniques, safety measures, and horse care.
Build a Strong Foundation:
Focus on developing a solid foundation in riding basics, including posture, balance, and communication with the horse. A strong foundation will contribute to advanced riding skills.
Consistent practice is key to improvement. Spend time in the saddle regularly to build muscle memory, gain confidence, and strengthen your riding abilities.
Understand Horse Behavior:
Learn about horse behavior, body language, and psychology. Understanding your horse’s reactions and needs fosters a better connection and enhances your ability to work together effectively.
Build Confidence Gradually:
Progress at a pace that suits your comfort level. Gradually take on more challenging tasks and situations as your confidence grows. Setting realistic goals and achieving them incrementally will boost your self-assurance.
Cross-Train for Fitness:
Engage in off-horse exercises to improve overall fitness. Core strength, flexibility, and balance are crucial for effective riding. Yoga, strength training, and cardio workouts can complement your riding skills.
Mastering groundwork skills, such as leading, grooming, and tacking up, is as important as riding itself. This knowledge enhances your overall horsemanship and strengthens the bond with your horse.
Set Realistic Goals:
Define short-term and long-term goals. Whether it’s mastering a specific riding skill, participating in a competition, or simply enjoying a trail ride, having goals helps guide your progress.
Stay Patient and Persistent:
Success in horse riding takes time. Be patient with yourself and your horse. Celebrate small victories, and don’t be discouraged by setbacks. Persistence and a positive attitude are key.
Participate in Riding Communities:
Join riding clubs, attend events, and connect with other riders. Being part of a supportive community provides opportunities for learning, sharing experiences, and staying motivated.
Most of all Continued Learning:
Equestrian education is ongoing. Stay curious and continue learning about different riding disciplines, training methods, and horse care practices to broaden your knowledge base.
Remember, horse riding is not just a skill; it’s a journey that involves personal growth, building relationships with horses, and finding joy in the process. Embrace the challenges, enjoy the journey, and celebrate your successes along the way.
Also launching in 2024 to celebrate 2023 that marked 100 years of the famous artist Normal Thelwell, known for bringing joy with his books such as Pony Cavalcade and in the memories and hearts of those that have grown up with his books. Deb’s passion is to help guide young horse owners and those new to horse ownership so that your horse journey is easier and safer. Providing step by step guidance through your horse care, riding and owning a horse with this lovely new book, the “Thelwell Horse Essentials Journal”.
More from Horse Riding Hub Education with Giddy Up Beginner Books for Kids!
The Littlest Equestrian that just loves horses can start to learn with Horse Basics for Kids!
This charming picture book introduces the basics of horse care and riding in a delightful and easy-to-understand way for beginners.
As parents you may or may not know the famous black and white horse series of Mr Ed The Talking Horse, so now your child can join in the fun with this early stage book that is full of colour and entertaining pictures to feel the excitement of horses.
A young girl usually has a big heart for the love of horses and will nag you until she can play with everything that has to do with horses, look at horse books, play with ponies, see a horse, pat a pony and of course wants to ride a pony and own one.
As she embarks on her first equestrian adventure, you want to make sure she stays as safe as possible and get to learn as much as possible for a successful horse journey.
Young horse lovers start with the Horse Lovers First Book!
This early reader book is designed for young children transitioning to independent reading or for any young horse lover starting out on their horse journey.
Discover the joys and challenges of the horse world with this beginner’s guide to horse care. Filled with valuable lessons about horses and all the fundamentals before you step in front of a horse or to make your horse relationship more enjoyable.
Perfect for young readers, this interactive guide combines fun facts in a very easy to read book. A great introduction to the world of horses for aspiring equestrians.
Saddle Up, Rookie with How To Ride A Horse!
Kids will learn the basics of horse care, grooming, and even get to try their hand at simple riding exercises.
Combine creativity with learning when starting out by understanding how things work can make all the difference to dream big and jump higher with each core riding skill taking you one step closer to achieving fearless riding success.
The First Canter can be daunting, thrilling or just plain scary so it’s important to have the foundations down pat to reduce the risks of getting hurt.
Happy riding and reading!