Category: Riding

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Problems when Mounting Up

Horses that move around when you are trying to mount are at best irritating, and at worst dangerous.? You always want to avoid any situation where your foot is in the stirrup and you...

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Arena Horse Riding Safety

When riding with other horses in an arena, are you the rider that everyone else is cursing for being unsafe and inconsiderate?? Check out the following key points in arena etiquette and safety. Always...

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Riding on Heavily Traveled Trails

With more and more people accessing small numbers of recreational areas for such activities as hiking, mountain biking, and horse-back riding, many recreational parks are under heavy use, particularly during summer months.? When you...

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Trail Riding Safety

For many horse enthusiasts, sharing a trail with an equine companion is the closest thing to heaven to be found here on earth.? But without the right preparation, even small emergencies can turn that...

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Horseback Riding on Roadways

With more and more people housing their horses within city limits, riding on roadways has for many riders become a necessary evil to get to the trails that they love so dearly.? If you...

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Safety Tips for Horseback Riding at Night

Riding at night can be extremely dangerous, and should always be done with caution.? However, should you find yourself caught after the sun goes down, or if you are intent on taking your horse...

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Bareback Riding Safety

Learning to ride without the security of a saddle or stirrups might seem like a scary proposition, but it can actually help you to bond more closely with your horse and improve your seat...

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Pregnancy and Horseback Riding

For many women horse owners there is not much that can keep them from the barn.? But what happens if you find out you are pregnant?? Unfortunately there is little other than anecdotal evidence...

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Safe Horseback Riding in Extreme Heat

Riding in extreme heat can be at best uncomfortable, and at worst cause serious injury to you and your horse.? Before heading out on the trail on a hot summer day, consider the following:...

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Winter Horseback Riding Tips

Many riders shy away from winter trail riding but with the right preparations it can be just as nice, and even nicer, than summer riding.? One of the key safety issues is footing, so...