Learn the Basics of English or Western Horseback Riding
- Basic Riding Skills (24)
- Mounting and Dismounting a Horse (3)
- Riding Exercises (8)
- Safety With Horses (9)
- Taking Riding Lessons (11)
Saddle Your Horse - How to Saddle Your Horse Step-by-Step
How to saddle your horse with an English or Western saddle. Learn how to put a saddle on your horse safely. Pictorial step-by-step instructions.
About Horses and Ponies--Why Learn to Ride?
Why would anyone want to learn to ride a horse? Get answers about the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of horseback riding and horse or pony ownership.
Tipping Riding Coaches or Instructors - Do You Tip Riding Coaches
A reader asks: Do you give a riding instructor or riding lesson coach tips? Do you tip a riding instructor?
Instructional Horse Videos on About.com
View these great instructional videos on About.com Horses. Learn to care for your horse and basic riding skills with these videos from About.com Horses.
Tips For Travelers Who Horseback Ride on Vacation
Tips for vacationers whose plans include horseback riding. Learn how to stay comfortable and safer when trail riding or touring on horseback. Learn how to do an emergency stop, what to wear, and basic riding skills.
Improve Horse Riding Skills with Video - Video Your Riding - Video Your...
Videoing your riding is a good way to evaluate and improve your riding. Here's what you may see when you video your next ride.
Taking Up Riding as an Adult
A review of the book Taking Up Riding as an Adult by Diana Delmar. Horses Wise Guides. Advice for the older rider.
How to Lead Your Horse or Pony
It's easy to get stepped on, pushed around, dragged or leaned on while leading a horse. Learn how to cue your horse or pony to walk quietly and safely beside you.
Small and Standard Dressage Arena Letters and Dimensions
Learn how to mark small and standard dressage arenas with measurements and placement of letters. Learn the dimensions of a dressage ring and how to place the letters around the outside.
Winter Riding Tips
Find tips that will help you care for and prepare your horse or pony for winter riding.
Horseback Riding Injuries and Safety Tips
Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation briefly outlines some of the most common injuries that occur when working with and riding or driving horses and offers safety tips to avoid injury.
Lonesome Acres Lesson Handbook
Pat Gottlieb of Lonesome Acres offers a great example of a well planned lesson program. This is a good guide to follow when comparing what different riding lesson instructors are offering.
How to Lunge a Horse
Here's how to learn to lunge a horse. Lunging is a very useful exercise for both the horse and handler. Learn what you'll need to lunge a horse, what the benefits of lunging are and safety tips for beginners.
Am I Too Old to Ride?
Have you always dreamed of driving or owning a horse by fear you're too old? Here are tips for those of us who are of a 'certain age' but still want to learn to ride or own a horse.
Learning To Jump
Learning to jump is useful whether you ride or English or western. Even pleasure riders should know how to safely pop over a log across the trail. Here's how to get started.