Wellgreen Farm offers hourly riding lessons for all levels of riding, from beginner to advanced. We customize a lesson plan specific to each rider to provide the best progress and results possible. Our riding instructor will meet with each rider prior to lessons to get to know the strengths, weaknesses and goals and put meticulous care and extensive planning into each lesson. With safety as our number one priority, each rider will become confident in their ability to safely care for and ride our horses.
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Q: Is Horseback Riding Difficult?
A: A rider could spend a lifetime perfecting riding skills and still not attain perfection. So, while just sitting on a horse may appear easy, learning
to ride well is just as difficult as learning to do any other sport well.
Q: Is Horseback Riding Exercise?
A: Horseback riding is exercise. It burns calories, builds muscles, requires strength, balance and body awareness. It can be an aerobic exercise and requires flexibility. Even at a walk, horseback riding is good exercise, which is why therapeutic riding is good for folks who are wheelchair bound. Horseback riding builds confidence, reasoning, memory, and analytical skills for a mental workout too. Horseback riders can actually become better riders by doing strength and flexibility training off of the horse as well.
Q: Is Horseback Riding a Sport?
A: Yes. The definition of a sport according to dictionary.com, is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, and governed by a set of rules and customs. There is recreational riding and competitive riding, just like swimming, golfing, skiing, bicycling or many other activities have their recreational and competitive participants. Horse sports have been contested for thousands of years and are still a part of the modern-day Olympics.
Q: Is Horseback Riding Dangerous?
A: It can be, when proper education regarding safety is not implemented into the lessons. Learning to ride well and wearing safety equipment like a helmet and riding boots can go along way to keeping you safe as you ride.
Q: Is Horseback Riding Hard to Learn?
A: Horseback riding is like many other sports, in that there are many skills to be learned. There are basic skills that you must learn to be safe and in control of the horse. Once you've mastered those basics, however, there are advanced riding skills that allow you to control the horse to finer degrees, and actually, make it easier for your horse to carry you.