Horseback riding has always been a very popular sport and many people are actively choosing to partake in this sport and take it up as a sport of leisure. If people are within their financial limits to purchase a horse they do so as this gives the freedom of riding the same horse and ample time to practice without being constrained to a time frame. The other good thing about owning a horse as opposed to just going to a field and getting one is that you tend to form a bond with your horse. It will start to be less of an animal and more of your own friend or family and you begin to build a sense of trust with the animal and the same goes for the animal, it builds a sense of trust that allows the two of you to become more in sync.
This sort of harmonious relationship with a horse can be quite beneficial and can allow you master the horse riding skill quite rapidly and with ease as opposed to riding a new horse every day where you haven’t established any connection or trust and it is not a pleasant experience for you or your horse. Now as a horse back rider, there are few essentials that everyone absolutely must own, some of them are quite directly related to horse back riding whilst others not so much, however, having these items will surely be useful. Read on through to find it what they are:
Items Directly Linked To The Sport
Items directly linked to the sport are things that are in fact quite crucial to ensure a smooth and successful ride. For instance, a gullet or riding gloves are a very significant part of the whole riding experience. For things like riding gloves, it is always best to own a pair than having to borrow or use ones that have been used by others, more for good hygiene purposes.
You could also get yourself a pair of riding boots, there are specific riding boots for horses that are designed specifically to ensure comfort and easy riding for yourself and as mentioned earlier, it would be best to get yourself your own pair than having to borrow or loan a pair, again for hygiene-related reasons. Riding is a hectic sport and requires you to do so in the sun at times. Combine the heat of the sun and physical activity and you don’t get the most cooling environment, so you can see why you clearly would want to buy yourself a pair of gloves and boots rather than lending someone else’s.
Items Not So Directly Linked To The Sport
As I said before, horse riding is a sport that requires a bit of extra physical work, and this is mostly done in hot climates and when you combine the hot weather to high physical activity you are in for a rather uncomfortable situation. Always remember to have sunscreen, lip balm and any other sun protectors like caps or hats with you when you ride.