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Horse riding is a perfect stress release after a hard working week.

No doubt, the most important thing you have to remember when you are riding a horses is your safety. A proper equipment is needed, there can’t be any compromises. You have to wear a proper riding clothes. This is not the same for all horses and all trails. Before you go on trail riding find out what kind of clothes you need. There are several more things you have to check before you mounting your horse. First one is the condition of your tack. You don’t want to have a problem with your tack in the middle of the riding, to far away from stable and new tack. Next on the list is bridle. You must make sure everything is in the order, that all parts are there, well connected and in good condition. After checking the bridle check your saddle. Checking a saddle is the most important thing you have to do. Make sure you check your saddle properly. Look for any damages, any lose straps, weak buckles… If you don’t have enough experience in riding ask someone else to explain you all the details about saddle and what should you check. Having a good saddle will make your riding more pleasant and will keep you on the horse’s back instead of fowling on the ground. Make sure that the saddle girth is tight. This will keep saddle on place, not slipping on the side during the ride. Next check the stirrups, there should be the proper length for your legs. Also look for any possible damages on the stirrups. When you are on the rail make sure there is someone with you all the time. Never go alone and never go far from your group. Even if you are super secure in your riding skills and you have a well known, well trained, horse you should never be alone on the trail. Horse can be easily scared, a wild animal can come on your route, snake, fox or coyote, and second later you will be on the ground. Having an accident far away from other people in the wild can be very dangerous. A few things you should keep in mind when you get on your horse. You must sit up straight and you must look where are you going all the time. Sitting straight is very important, because if you band on one side you will cause your horse to be off balance and that can cause all kinds of an accidences to happen. You should always look in front of you, look where your horse is going, especially is you are riding in a big group and there are more riders in front of you. One small advice, try to use as much as you can leg pressure to guide your horse instead of using hand pressure on the bridle. Riding a horse is great experience, make sure your horse sees it that way. After riding groom him and give him a treat.

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