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Learning how to ride a horse is an exciting and rewarding activity for all ages. Although it’s not something you can pick up quickly, that doesn’t mean you won’t have lots of fun trying! Saddle up, hop on and see how much you’ll enjoy horse riding.

There are many places riding can take you, whether it’s just a hobby you’re looking for or some fun competition. But before you start riding, here’s a few top tips:

  1. Find your local approved riding centre.
  2. As a beginner, the Pony Club is the perfect place for people wanting to learn how to ride and take care of ponies. There are over 500 Pony Club centres across the UK. Members can also gain certificates, badges and take part in fun competitions. 
  3. Safety first! – You’ll need to make sure that you have the correct riding equipment. Most riding schools will either provide you with a hat you can borrow or hire. And for your feet, smooth soled shoes or boots with a small heel is the best. 

Why not give it a go?

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