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Horse back riding is an awesome hobby that I enjoy every evening after school Many people think that riding a horse is quite hard when in fact it isnt People can easily learn how to ride a horse when they follow basic steps First youll put your tack on the horse The tack is the saddle bridle girth pad etc You put the pad on the horses back right behind his withers or shoulders and set the saddle in place on top of the pad Then you tighten the girth around its belly so that the saddle doesnt fall off Before mounting or getting on the horse you need to check the girth again so you are sure that it is tight enough You also need to check the stirrups which are what you put your feet into to make sure that they are long enough to fit your legs properly To do this you need to put your arm on the saddle and pull the stirrup under your arm The stirrup should be the entire length of your arm so that when your foot is in it your leg will set in the right place against the saddle As a beginner rider it is necessary to wear a riding helmet for safety You also need to be wearing proper riding boots and jeans or jodhpurs Jodhpurs are tight riding pants that have a flap of leather sewn onto the inside of the knees they help to grip the horse The next step is to mount the horse To do this you need to stand on the left side of the horse hold the reins in your left hand and hold the saddle with your right hand Sometimes if someone is too short to reach the stirrups its easier for them to stand on a riding block Now set your left foot in the stirrup and pull your body up into the saddle Now place
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