I cannot teach you how to ride and we do not offer riding.
What I can do is to share with you our journey, as happy amateurs on an island with no riding instructors, on untrained horses, how we started under saddle and helped the horse trust that we can sit up there… 🙂
The horse need to be ready, the rider needs to be ready and I think it is only nice to ride a horse if the horse would like to ride with you.
Here are some videos how we started our horses under saddle. This has been a beautiful journey and it has worked well with three of my horses for them to just carry a rider – not really riding. One thing is to start a horse under saddle, another thing is to train the horse to carry a rider and perhaps the most important is to train the rider. Becoming a good rider is not easy and takes a lot of guided practice.
The rider needs great balance, focus, body awareness, patience, strength and flexibility. If you like to be a good ride for your horse, it’s important that you take the time, train your discipline to get fit for your horse.
Here are some videos from our journey starting under saddle. We had lots of time and lots of fun.
Kind regards Stina
Chapter 5 – From the beginning with Elena
Chapter 7 – Preparing to Sit Up
Chapter 11 – Balance with Elena
Chapter 12 – Game with Elena
Chapter 14 – Starting Jack
Chapter 21 – Trail Training Elena
Chapter 25 – Elena’s first Trail Ride
Chapter 27 – Trail Training Jack
Chapter 28 – Trail Training Darling
Chapter 30 – Another Kind of Ride
January 2019 – the journey is about to continue….