If I ask you a question, “Is horseback riding a sport?” Sport is defined as any games which are designed to create goals, rules and challenges. Therefore, horseback riding is a sport. It is a great sport and there is no doubt about it.
Whether you have your own horse or share one with others, you may decide to get your own horse tack and supplies such as horsemanship books/DVDs.
If you’ve never done it before a horseback riding lesson can be a really fun way to spend a day. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the open air for a while, and do something fun and different while you’re at it. On a nice summer day, take a break from the beach for a change and give it a shot.
No matter where you live, there are probably some places to take horseback riding lessons near you. National or state parks often have horseback riding lessons available, and there are plenty of private organizations that offer lessons on open ranches, beaches, or other outdoor areas conducive to equestrian activities.
There are many benefits of horseback riding lessons.
Horseback riding is for some reason very relaxing for me.I’m no cowboy, but the few times I’ve been on a horse have been a lot of fun, and I look forward to going again sometime soon.The last time I took a horseback riding lesson was with a girl I was just beginning to date, and we had a blast.While a horseback riding lesson is probably not a good idea for a first date, it’s a great idea for a third or fourth one.If you’ve just started dating someone and are looking for ideas to keep the ball rolling, I definitely recommend taking a horseback riding lesson together.
The first horseback riding lesson I took was while on vacation in the Grand Tetons area.It was definitely one of the more memorable days of my trip.Spending several hours taking a gentle stroll on horseback through some of the most scenic areas in the region and being totally immersed in the amazing views of the mountain range and nearby lakes and rivers was incredible.What better way to explore and take in the sights of a famous national park than on horseback?
Once you’ve taken one or two horseback riding lessons, you can then either get your own horse, or just ‘rent’ one out every now and then depending on how enthusiastic you are about it.Horses are not at all cheap, so unless you are a die hard horse riding fan, I would opt to rent them or share in ownership of one with several others.Personally, I don’t get a chance to go riding very often, so I always go as part of a horseback riding lesson than on my own.I’m not quite comfortable enough with it to go solo yet, but the lessons have all been very enjoyable.