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3 Tips for the Nervous Horse Riders

Author: Clancy Lewis
by Clancy Lewis
Posted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Just hop-on and start riding, you’ll gradually feel better.’ If you’re a nervous horse rider, you must have heard this advice zillions of time. And if you’re the one who’s throwing away this intelligence to your dear friend for whom you’re reading this post, know this- it is the most misinformed advice you can ever give to your nervous friend. If it was that easy, it wouldn’t have taken these words from you to get your friend up on the horse-back to enjoy a nice ride-out.

No, if you're a nervous horse rider, believe us you're not going to learn any of those much-clichéd pieces of advice here. We know pep-talk is the least desired thing in the face of the fear. Being a horse-lover, we also want to ensure that your journey with this incredible creature only creates beautiful memories for you. So it is with this intent, we have collected 3 of the most effective tricks that have helped many of the nervous horse riders before in overcoming their fear of the horse riding.

  1. Find a reliable instructor

Working on a fear, or any emotion by oneself is one of the trickiest tasks you could do. Already a part of your mind is gripped in the claws of panic, working with such a handicapped state of mind is never going to get you any nearer to the desired objective. So the best way to overcome your fear of horse-riding is by taking help of a reliable and preferably a calm instructor. A calm instructor has the magical skills that can make the entire adventure of horse riding an enjoyable experience for both you and the horse.

  1. Start in a dedicated place

  2. The best you can do for yourself is that you find a dedicated place for yourself, especially if you’re really sincere about overcoming your fears. One such place in Australia is Chum Creeks Hut in Yarra Valley. If you have ever been to Melbourne, you must have already visited or at least have heard of Yarra Valley. The beautiful lands enhanced by the mineral-rich waters of the Yarra River is a perfect place for the peace-seekers. A yet better place to enjoy the peace of the land is the cosy hut of the Chum Creek. The place has been made specifically to give you the experience of the bygone times, with all the modern amenities, yet not the distractions. The place has been specifically chosen by their owners for its fitting terrain for the horse riding. In short, if you can plan a visit to Yarra Valley, the most dedicated resort for enjoying horse rides near the metro amenities of the city, Melbourne Horse Rides/span/a in Yarra Valley would be the best gift you could give to oneself. Not only will the place and the instructor here, Frank, which the owners of the place respectfully call the ‘horsemaker’, will help- you alleviate your fears of horse-riding, it will also give you the best memories of horse riding./span/p/lilip style="margin-bottom: 0cm"b style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"Work on your skills/bspan style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"/span/p/lilip style="margin-bottom: 0cm"span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"Horses are, without a doubt, powerful and robust creatures who deserve certain regards while handling. This is why, having a fear of horse riding, despite having an obvious love for the animal is not an irrational phenomenon. In fact, having a respectful fear of the beast underneath you is common sense. However, when that feeling grows itself to become a horror, that's when things take the negative turn. First, analyse if that fear of yours originates from a previous accident. If so, you can gradually come over your fear by honing your skills. You can also add a certain level of personalisation to the entire adventure. For example, you can create and customise your saddle for better comfort. You can also work with the horse directly to improve your connection. You need not start by simply hopping up on the horse, instead, you can walk beside her for some time. Observe what she likes and what she doesn't pay attention to her stride, around certain areas. In short, try to spend some non-riding time with her to know her better without forcing yourself into the panicky situation headfirst. In the meanwhile, also read some expert article on horse riding. Read about the panicky situations you’re most afraid and learn how experts deal with them. Once you become more knowledgeable, you’ll notice you will also become less afraid./spanb style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"/b/p/lilip style="margin-bottom: 0cm"span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"/span/pp style="margin-bottom: 0cm"font color="#000000"font face="Verdana, serif"font style="font-size: 9pt"span lang="en-IN"In short, if you just work on the basics properly and set an environment that is conducive, a href="horse trail rides in Melbourne Yarra Valley, your fear will gradually recede, presenting a condition where riding a horse will become a prospect of interest rather than that of fear. Happy riding!

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I have always been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I really think horses are some of the most reliable friends of humans who deserve all the respect, care, and love, we can afford.

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Author: Clancy Lewis

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