horse riding

@irene66 (1671)
Philippines
February 17, 2011 8:02pm CST
When I passed by a horse riding area in my city. It seems it is easy to ride on the back's horse But when I tried it, it is that scary. Let alone the climbing onto the horse. It seems it is going to kick you. How about you? have you tried riding on a horse?
6 responses
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
18 Feb 11
Hi dear, Even I like horse riding. Whenever I go for picnic and vacation tours, there are people who come and approach with riding facilities and many people try it. As you said, I am scared to ride on the horse. The owners will charge some money for the time we are using the horse and they will also accompany with us on another horse. I think I should try the next time I go for the trekking. I always think that if it lost the control and if it runs fast or something, I will be in trouble. However, there are so many ladies and even children also ride on horse and I think I should go for a ride next time. Thank-s
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hello there! Riding on a horse alone is really scary. I think it is different when you ride with its carriage. I enjoy it when I ride on a carriage but if it is on the horse back, I go nuts. The horse really might run fast to get rid of the rider. This is what is in my mind when I try to climb on a horse. nevertheless, both of us will try and try until we will be experts in riding a horse! ! ! don't you think that day will come. . .
• India
19 Feb 11
Yes, I am sue that I will try next time when I go for the trekking. We need to travel to a particular point by car or jeep and from there people used to walk upto the mountains and the places where hotels are located. It is having around 30-45 mts. of walk to the hotel and most of the people used to walk and ever last time I walked alongwith the friends. In March again we are planned to go as we didn't get the group hotel booking for about 100 people made us to delayed the trip otherwise it would have happen this week end. However, we got the booking with nearby 3-4 hotels and it is finalised. Now I think I will try this time and this walkable distance can travel on horse and thin it can be a wonderful experience. Thanks for your response and be around. Thank-s
@simonelee (2721)
• China
18 Feb 11
Yes, we have horses at the farm but it was only last year i decided to try cause i get jealous with my younger cousins who are now expert in handling horses also my younger brother who is definitely born a good rider cause when he tried it he was able to command it right and claimed into the mountain as an expert. I was not obvious that it was his first time. So, i decided to try it but sadly i fell off the ground and almost kicked by a horse. It was minor compared to what my cousins experienced but i was so scared to give it another try. My uncle forced me to try it again cause he doesn't want me to traumatize so i tried it once again but i was so scared to fell off. In the morning i suffered terrible pain in my lower back that force me to rest for a week.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Wow, that is cool having horses at the farm! Yes I also envy those who really can tackle to ride on a horse like pros. The way they beat the horse with one hand to go faster while the other hand holding on to the rope. It is just amazing! I also witness someone fell on the ground and almost kick by the horse as well just like you. That also gave me the scared feelings not to try it.
@simonelee (2721)
• China
19 Feb 11
But our horses are not high breed. We use horses to help us carry harvested crops and other stuff to make things easy for us. It is very important for us to have it cause our farm is on the hill top. It would be hard for us to go up and down the hill especially when we have to check and monitor the workers.
@mark98 (570)
• China
18 Feb 11
Riding is good exercise, but also with a certain degree of risk. To overcome the fear of your mind. Because you are afraid of being easy to make the frightened horse.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hello mark! Your are right there! It is actually the risk that I am afraid of. I saw some riders fell down and they limp after. Some get wounds. That is why no matter I like very much to ride on a horse, I sometimes do not give it a try because of the risk I am expecting. maybe it is in my thinking only. But I will try it still. What can you say?
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
18 Feb 11
Hi I love riding different horses, I started riding the stray horses with a rope saddle made by me and my friends two decades age, Even now I get a chance I will take a pay ride. Last June I rode a pony at Sonamarg on a green pasture with ice glaciers all around at Kashmir. If you are scared, try riding with your man at the back.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hi samson that might be amazing making saddle on your own. I also saw some horse owners do that. and it is quite a skill to know how to make one. I think pony is cool to start horse riding. You are right though for me to have someone at my back. That may give me an assurance that if I start to fall someone will hold me not to.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
It would seem scary at first, but as soon as you get the hang of it, it would be fun. I love horses, and I love horse riding. I don't know, there's a certain bond that you feel with your horse. Probably, just me. Sadly, my last horseback ride was a looooong time ago.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Hello gloryacam, Really! I love very much to do horse riding. You are right. it is really scary for even just holding the horse. I might go back to that horse riding place to adjust myself to a horse. I can really see owners caress their horses and it seems horses are like just pet to them. Nice for you because you had the experience even if it was long time ago. at least you were able to ride on horses. thanks for sharing!
• India
26 Oct 13
Riding on a horse can be scary only when don’t understand the basic of horse riding, if you have proper understanding on managing horse, then it is really easy to ride horse without any tension. Initially, you may scare to get rid through horse, but if you have regular practices on the basics then it really made you to be happy while riding. Reference:-
Park Lane Equestrian specializes in offering English-style riding lessons in the Dallas area. We offer Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western.