Horse Riding Blog

Horse riding can be a rewarding hobby for children of all ages

Horse riding can be a rewarding hobby for children of all ages Horse riding can be a rewarding hobby for children of all ages, and can help equip them with new skills and a positive attitude, while teaching them a great sport! Many children express an interest in learning to ride, with over one million already doing so in the UK. By enrolling your child for horse riding lessons you are providing them with a good source of physical exercise and fresh air, as well as whole host of other benefits. Being part of a class for horse riding can
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Step by Step Guide to Horse Jumping

Horse jumping is exciting and thrilling, but it is also dangerous. Because of the risks involved with horse jumping, anyone wishing to master this difficult sport should seek guidance from an experienced riding instructor. If you are serious about learning how to jump, the Sherwood Riding School in Nottinghamshire, UK can teach you how. Before getting to the riding arena, read this step-by-step guide to horse jumping that will give you an idea for what to expect. Jumping a single fence Before you can tackle a course you must learn how to jump one fence. Direct your horse to the
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Horse Jumping – a beginners guide

Many beginner horseback riders can’t wait to learn how to horse jump. It is an exciting time for any rider, but one that should not come before reaching a certain level of skill in horseback riding. The Sherwood Riding School in Nottinghamshire, UK can help you reach that level. Once you are ready, the Sherwood Riding School can then train you to be a competent horse jumper. Read on if you want to know what it will take to learn how to jump. Before Horse Jumping Balance and control are two necessary skills that must be obtained before being allowed
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Horse Riding Tips #2 – How to steer a horse

Horse Riding Tips #2 – How to steer a horse Every horseback rider must know how to correctly steer and control a horse while riding. You can learn these necessary skills by taking horse riding lessons in Mansfield at Sherwood Riding School. Until then, read on for some quick information about how to steer your horse. First, it is helpful to know which hand and leg are on the inside and which hand and leg are on the outside. Your inside leg and hand are on the same side as the direction you are turning in. The outside leg and
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How to ride a horse – posture and pressure

How to ride a horse #1 – posture and position In this little mini series I’m going to try and pass on some of our Nottinghamshire riding school’s instructors expert advice. In this lesson we’ll be discussing posture and pressure, but what this really boils down to is not to small p’s, but one big A - Attitude – one of the secrets of learning horse riding Have you every done one of those exercises where you make yourself laugh? No matter how you are really feeling, by forcing yourself to laugh, even though it’s only pretend, your body reacts
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Easter School Holidays Activities 2014

Easter School Holidays Activities If you are looking to occupy the children this School Holiday then why not head down to Sherwood Riding School near Newark for some fun activities for kids? Own a Pony Mornings We have  Own A Pony Mornings where you can spend two hours riding instruction and 1 hour caring for your pony! Tuesday 8th and 15th April Wednesday 9th and 16th April Friday 11th and 18th April Easter Egg Hunt Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th April – real easter egg hunt! So come on down for some Easter Holiday Fun at the riding stables near
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Horse Riding Games

Horse Riding Games There’s more to riding a horse than just trotting up and down a field you know! We have loads of great ideas for having fun on horseback and we play all day. Here’s some of the horse riding games that we play while we are out in the Nottinghamshire countryside: Horse yoga Head, Shoulders, Knees and toes Pass the parcel Relay racing and loads more Children’s Birthday party Everyone can join in the fun at our kids birthday party days. It doesn’t matter if you have never ridden before, because our horse riding games are as safe
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13 Ways Horseback Riding is good for you

Horseback riding is a very healthy activity for children and adults, the great outdoors, exercise and all that – but exactly how is it good for you? Well it’s even better than you think, because not only is it physically good for you, but it also does a whole lot for your mentally as well. Here’s how: Physical ways horse riding is good for you 1.Horseback riding gives you a ‘fit’ body Horseback riding gets you into shape physically. You are never still for a moment and even in the more gentle times, maintaining the correct posture is yoga like
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