starting English riding lessons
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

starting English riding lessons

This is a discussion on starting English riding lessons within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Beginning english riding
  • Beginning english riding lesson

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-29-2009, 08:54 PM
  #1
Foal
starting English riding lessons

Tuesday. Is there anything I need to know before I go? Or just go and listen to what they tell me?

Should I go ahead and buy boots before I take my first lesson or wait until after the first lesson.

I do have a pair of regular cowboy boots but I know that's not what they wear for English riding.

I'm not interested in showing. I just LOVE horses. I rode when I was little. My mother and grandfather had horses until I was about 8. My grandfather got rid of the horses after the horse we had had a foal and got too jumpy and threw me. She wouldn't let anyone ride her anymore so he just kind of gave up.

I was never taught before ... just got on the horse and rode. Started from the time I could sit up in the saddle
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-29-2009, 08:57 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Wait until your first lesson to see what the instructor says. They may not require you to buy the boots if you aren't showing. They can be pretty expensive. I've always just rode in regular cowboy boots and I ride English when I'm not riding bareback.

Have fun!
     
    05-29-2009, 09:00 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I suggest you call where you are taking the lesson and ask if you can wear cow boy boots, as some english barns do not premit it. Also just listen and you will learn. Personlly I don't think you should buy boots before the lesson because even though you think you love it you may not like it.

Maybe leave the boots bit for a few lessons and decided if you wan to continue riding before you go out and buy all the gear, as it can be very expensize.
     
    05-29-2009, 10:42 PM
  #4
Foal
Thanks for the info and the help

Have a great day!
     
    05-29-2009, 11:31 PM
  #5
Trained
Have fun for your first english lesson!
     
    05-30-2009, 11:11 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I would call and ask them for their opinion! I find that most beginners have difficultly keeping their stirrup in a proper position when riding in cowboy boots, which makes it much harder to learn a correct leg position! Plus they usually have less ankle flexibility and support. I personally can't stand it when students come in with cowboy boots. In fact, I prefer the "fashion boots with a heel" to them. Either way, paddock boots are highly highly suggested! But Chinga had some great advice. You could try a lesson or two to make sure that's what you want to do before making a purchase. Have fun!
     
    05-31-2009, 12:02 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Just have fun!! Are you planning on jumping in your future?

If you do stick with the English lessons that is.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting English... well, not 'starting' but... Britt English Riding 8 06-27-2009 01:45 PM
Starting up jumping lessons TwendeHaraka Jumping 5 01-26-2009 07:30 PM
Starting lessons! Lucara English Riding 8 01-13-2009 03:09 PM
Starting jumping lessons bgood400 Jumping 10 01-09-2009 05:58 PM
Might be taking English riding lessons always-wanted English Riding 16 10-11-2008 11:28 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0