I still have in my mind the picture of me from my childhood when I had asked my father to let me sit on the horse that he was riding. He let me sit on the horses back along with him. That was my first equestrian ride. Since then, I fell in love with the horses. I always dreamt of being a very good horse rider. But I never had any career ambition in that regards. Horse riding was just a thing of pure joy for me. I always loved to watch the horses running aimlessly in the fields with their hairs flying backwards. As I gradually grew up, my equestrian love didn't fade, instead it grew stronger.
When I expressed my desire to learn horse riding to my parents, they were not surprised at all. They were the witnesses of my horse mania since childhood. Also, my dad was a very good horse rider himself. So he understood what my feelings were. I got their approval and I was all set take my horse riding lessons at a nearby equestrian farm which according to my father was the best in the city.
Next day I set out for gathering all the necessary equipments that I will need for my horse riding lessons. Then I found out that there is a lot to spend upon once you start the equestrian shopping. But you really don’t need to buy all the unnecessary stuff that most of the shopkeepers will try to sell you. I figured out the most essential items which you need for horse riding. I will discuss those things one by one in the following paragraphs.
The first and the most essential item is the Riding Helmet. Since there are immense chances to fall of trip down during the riding lessons, it is a must to wear helmet. Even the most experienced riders are advised to wear helmet without fail. You never know when and how an accident may take place. Riding helmets are available in the market for all types of heads. Even the lighter versions are also available in the market at very reasonable prices.
Riding boots are the second most essential thing for a horse rider. Since you are going to sit on a horse there are chances that your legs will get rubbed against the horse body. The Horse riding shoes have a long shaft which protects the lower leg to get rubbed and bruised. Also, the shoes prevent the pinching of the skin of the leg. Riding boots also provide support to the body posture.
Riders lodge Saddle is one of the most important equipment required for the horse riding. It is the thing that helps the rider to sit safely and comfortably on the horse back.
Horse Rugs are important to keep the horse clean, dry and warm. Rugs are available in different attractive designs in the market.
Bridles, reins and bits are the equipments that are required to control the horse while riding. These items are attached to the horse’s head and alongside the stirrups to give the rider full control over the horse. These items should be comfortable enough for the horse.
The above items are very essential for horse riding. You can get more accessories in the market that you can buy according to your choice and desire