What To Expect On Your First Lesson

When you first decide to take up riding, you’ll have to think about all sorts …

Starting & Walking

Once you are sitting correctly in the saddle, you’re ready to start walking. So you …

Stopping & Dismounting

An essential part of learning to ride is knowing how to ask your pony to …

How To Make Turns

Beginners start by learning to sit quietly, whether the pony is walking or standing, keeping …

The Sitting & Rising Trot

With walking and turning mastered, it is time to move on to the trot. There …

From Trot To Canter

Once you are used to the rhythm, cantering is more comfortable than trotting. Not many …

Galloping – Top Speed

Learning to gallop is what most new riders dream about. It’s a very exciting stage …

Exercises In The Saddle

Having mastered the basics of riding, it is a good idea to do some simple …

Your First Jumping Lesson

Jumping is an important part of learning to ride. Knowing how to jump makes you …

Jumping Small Fences

Trotting over a line of poles is the second step toward jumping. After this you …

Jump Stands, Cups and Poles

As well as the traditional wooden jump stands that hold poles in place with jump …

Rider Fitness

Riding is a sport, and every sport requires fitness. However, in riding there are added …

Better Jumping Know-how

The key to jumping well is to keep working on the basics. Lunging, bareback riding …

Developing Jumping Skills

However thrilled you are with jumping, and no matter how eager you are to move …

Correct Your Position

One of the first lessons you learn is how to sit properly in the saddle. …

Exercises In The Arena

Exercises in the arena are an excellent way of consolidating the riding skills you have …

Polishing Your Technique

You should now be quite capable of walking, trotting and cantering, and be ready to …

Going For A Day Ride

One of the greatest pleasures of riding is a day out on horseback with friends. …

Riding In All Weathers

It would be lovely if every day were perfect riding weather – calm, sunny and …

Tackling Different Terrains

In the wild, a horse has to travel across all sorts of terrain steep hills, …

In The Country

One of the best ways to see the countryside is on horseback. By following the …

On The Road

Road sense is essential for every rider. Staying safe is a mixture of common sense, …

Your First Hack

Hacking is one of the most delightful aspects of riding. It makes a refreshing change …