Make Your Horse Riding Experience Safe

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Horse Riding Safety PrecautionsLife has indeed gone high-tech. You can get computerized activities to entertain you from the comfort of your couch. But, indulging in adventurous pursuits in the wild is thrilling, not to mention it can give you a burst of energy. A ride with a horse is a great outdoor pastime.

Here are some ideas to make the activity even more enjoyable:

Riding gear

Unleash your inner cowboy by wearing a quality wild rags silk scarf. Also, wear a hard hat, as it can prevent or reduce head injuries during slips and falls. It is important to wear proper footwear when riding. Boots with a relatively high heel prevents the foot from sliding through the stirrup if you fall off from your horse.

Dangerous terrains

When going for a horse riding in the wilderness, watch out for cliffs, slippery roads, and fallen trees. Be sure to be aware of possible accidents. Avoid riding too fast on dangerous terrains, especially if it’s after the rain.

Mounting and dismounting

Mounting and dismounting a horse demands that a rider shifts all his weight to the left side of the horse. This is uncomfortable for the horse, and it can make it react, and without you having full control of the reins, you can be thrown off balance. If you are not confident in your mounting and dismounting skills, let someone else hold the horse as you do this.

Exhausted horses or riders

Horses have sheer strength, and you might find it hard to believe that they too have endurance limitations, but yes they do. They are more predisposed to stumble and fall when they are tired than when they are fresh. When you too are tired, your muscles are less responsive, and a slight stagger on the part of the horse can throw you off unlike when you are energetic and alert.

Enjoying the wild by riding a horse is one of the life’s great pleasures. With just a little caution to minimize the occurrence of mishaps, you will get in touch with your cowboy side.