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    12-21-2012, 04:46 AM
  #21
Green Broke
Discipline wise they are all similar. They require lots of work and practice, but they're all fun in their own way!

One thing that does make riding easier is good horses. There are plenty riding schools that have horses that you have to kick hard to get them to move, and haul on the reins to stop them (not saying this is right - just often a reality). So try to find somewhere that offers safe horses with refined training so that you can learn the right way to do things without a fight. I ended up buying my horse (after a long break without horses) because I was sick of fighting with riding school horses that required so much work for simple things.

You also want to find an instructor that teaches in a way you'll respond well to, as well as skillfully. There are plenty of great instructors but some are a bit "rough" with lots of demands, others are full of jokes, others call attention to what you are doing wrong... etc. Try to sit in on a lesson to see what it is like. Do the horses look well cared for? Do the riders have to kick and pull to get a response from the horse? Do the saddles fit the horse and rider? \

So many riding schools (including where I learned) are more like mills, teaching basic riding but no skills (pulling to turn, kicking to go etc), then later on you have to relearn everything so make a good decision.
     
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    12-22-2012, 09:03 AM
  #22
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All riding is hard work. Learning to ride is much harder than learning to drive a car! To start with, the horse is an independent creature which can think for herself and she will do what she wants if her rider doesn't tell her otherwise. I'm in my late 40's now and learnt to ride when in my teens. I bought my first horse this year. And I suspect she'll be teaching me for the rest of my life!

Riding, no matter which discipline, requires good balance, core strength, flexibility, soft hands (all physical skills) combined with patience, a willingness to learn to communicate with a different species, and the desire to constantly improve (all attitude-based skills).

Your teacher and your school horse can set you up for a lifetime of fantastic riding or a lifetime of trying to correct bad habits. It's really important that you learn from someone you can get along with and respect and that they put you on the most suitable horse available to them. Every horse will teach you something...but the last thing you want is to be fighting the horse. The best way to find a riding school suited to your needs is by personal recommendation. Visit as many as you can, watch how the lessons are conducted, work out if you would do better in private (one to one) or group lessons, and forget about trying to save money. Everything to do with horses is not cheap and that includes good lessons. So do some research and ground work, learn all you can about horses and their care before you get in the saddle, and then start learning how to ride. That's my advice anyway.
     
    12-22-2012, 07:56 PM
  #23
Green Broke
What kind of riding is easiest?

The kind someone else does, of course....
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