Before You Get on the Horse

Riding Level 1: Preparing to Mount The first item on the Riding 1 checklist deals with preparing to mount your horse. 1. Adjust stirrups and girth from the ground, put reins over horse’s head Pretty simple, right?  And in truth, most people get 9s or 10s in this section. However, until this is second nature…

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Up and Down: mounting and dismounting

Riding Level 4: Mounting, Dismounting, and Stirrups The second item on the Riding Level 4 assessment is 2. Mount – Dismount.  Adjust stirrups mounted. Obviously, by the time you’ve reached level 4, you already know how to mount and dismount.  However, now we expect you to do so smoothly and lightly. Mounting You may use…

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