How To Ride Safely In The Snow

We all love riding in the summer when the air is warm and the sun is shining but just because it’s snowing outside and the air is bitterly cold it doesn’t mean to say that you can’t or shouldn’t be riding. Unlike riding in the summer you will need to take extra precautions such as wearing more and thicker layers …

Barrel Racing vs Show Jumping

Equestrians the world over will argue until the cows come home which is the best sport and which is the most dangerous. Chances are which one you think is the best will depend on which side of the metaphorical fence you fall (pardon the pun), Western or English. But when you take a discipline from the Western camp and one …

Can I Ride Horses While Pregnant?

Horse riding has got so many benefits and advantages that it can be hard to think why anybody would stop riding yet whether you should or shouldn’t ride while you’re pregnant is an issue that has divided people with strong arguments on either side of the fence. But with strong opinions for and against it can be very difficult to …

Can I Go Horse Riding If I Have Diabetes?

If you’re recently been diagnosed with diabetes you might be worried about whether or not you’re able to continue riding or if you’re okay to take it up as a hobby but the good news is that yes in theory you can still ride or begin learning to ride. The reason I say in theory though is because if you’re …

Importance Of Wearing A Helmet While Riding A Horse

Riding helmets can be quite a controversial subject sometimes with people frequently arguing over whether you should or shouldn’t wear them. Everybody’s got their own opinion on whether they should be worn or not and with it being a legal requirement in some countries but not in others this only makes the argument more controversial. I know that not everybody …

Is Horse Riding A Good Exercise To Lose Weight?

Every year sees a new fitness craze that is ‘100% guaranteed’ to help you lose weight but the vast majority of these flash in the pan ways only work for the celebrities who swear by them. The ‘crazes’ that involve exercise are far more likely to work which brings me back to the question of ‘Is horse riding a good …

What Size Horse Should I Be Riding?

How to find the right size horse for you based on your weight and height Horse riding can be great fun but if the horse you’re riding isn’t right for your height and/or your weight then its not going to much for the horse at all. Not only that but it could also cause the horse a lot of damage. …

How To Stay Safe While Horse Riding At Night

There’s a growing trend for trail riding in the moonlight, there’s something about being close to nature and knowing that there’s unlikely to be many other people around that really appeals to a lot of people, me included. While doing this does have the obvious disadvantage of not being able to see as well is there anything else that you …