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Horsemanship is difficult for me.
The horses can sense that I will never hurt them. I am incapable of hurting an animal, so applying a whip or spurs to a horse is not going to happen.
If it is a quiet old horse, we reach an understanding. I let the reins to slack and the horse walks the trail.
Former female partners who were horsewomen said that because the horses could sense that I would never hurt them they did not take me seriously.11
No, though it is much easier for females. Young girls love riding because of the sexual stimulation of bouncing their beavers on the firm saddles.37
It depends, some people are naturally gifted at some things, and some people aren’t. I ride and don’t have any problems at all but I see many who learn at very different rates. Some picked it up way quicker than I did, some are taking much longer but as long as they enjoy it and keep trying then that is all that matters.10
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I mean it depends on what your doing. If your taking a docile horse down a trail that its been going down for years, no. If your actually riding the horse, trying to get it to do jumps and obey your commands, yes. So it depends on what your doing, the personality of the horse etc.10
Depends on the level of riding. If you are a beginner, learning how to guide the horse while on the back to a trot isn't too hard. When you start learning how to balance for something like full on gallop and jumps is when it gets hard. At least that was the way I remember it when I did it for a bit as a kid.10
Actual riding, not as such, learning to ride and understand the horse, more so and can take a good while to learn and bond.
The hard bit to me is understanding when the horse is happy, pissed off, grumpy etc as each time can be different.
Then you need to think what discipline you want to try, around here a fair bit of field, rough ground and jumps.
I would definitely advise joining a riding school.10
It's ten years since the last time I was on a horse. I'd love to get back onto one, or even find a good horse with a buggy like the ones the Amish drive for daily stuff rather than the car - I'd be mobile faster that way.
That said, controlling a horse is a skill that takes time to learn. It's not easy.10
I don't think it's hard for very casual trail riding, like the kind stables have for tourists. But to ride at a high level like that required for equestrian sports takes skill. But I don't know how hard it is to acquire that level of skill because I've never ridden horses at that level.
Is this a 'how do I look' Q? Cuz they get the boot you know.
Did you really come here looking for attention and validation? That's really all you know, isn't it?
Riding a horse is not hard silly. I got started about 55 years ago.16
Depends on the person/horse. I dont ride often but I have always been told I know how to ride like I knew what I was doing. Im a tall guy and I dont know if this makes the horse think different of me and give me more respect, or if I'm just lucky and have always had good horses to ride with.10
I rode a horse once. The gal that owned him said he's very gentle. It was bareback. Once I got settled on the horse and she let go of the reins, he bolted for the barn. Up the hill at a full gallop, scraping me along a barbed wire fence and going under a large limb on a tree, finally depositing me on my back as he snickered all the way back to the barn. I've never ridden one since. I was 15.10
I think horses are dumb and smell bad.11
I don't think so afther you have a relationship whit that horse.
In some vilages in my country kids of 8-10 yares are riding theyr horses.144
I think it's very difficult for men. Every time that I've gone horseback riding a certain portion of my anatomy has been extremely painful for a couple of hours afterward. I've talked to a few people who are instructors about this sort of thing and they told me that I have to learn to ride in a certain way to avoid this. I find that I'm unable to do this.10
Very beautiful horse. No it's not hard at all u have to be confedent and in charge your horse will do anything you want when you lead take charge don't be afraid of anything10
I have ridden a little. It is not hard to just peacefully ride a horse. Gaining more control and doing competitive riding is harder and takes a lot of time to become accustomed and do it well.10
I’m no expert, but I managed to do it several times as a kid… I know that there’s much more to riding like an expert jumping hurtles and all that, but just riding a horse isn’t crazy...10
I'm sure various horseback sports and competitions are difficult and require practice, but just about anyone can hop on trained a horse and ride it around. I've done it a few times.10
I would say it wasn't hard for me.
The only thing that is hard for me was cantor I think. Where you have to become one with the horse 🏇13
I have never done it. I've petted and hugged horses before, but something has always held me back when it was time to ride one. I'm not afraid of horses so I do not know what stops me.10
I'm quite sure it takes a lot of time and a lot of practice. I'm also pretty sure that the more you ride, the easier it becomes. I doubt there are many people that just get on a horse for one day and are instantly good.10
Kind of. You have to be prepared & relaxed with a *firm* grip legwise.
I have gone bareback horse riding, never used a saddle :o12
I tried it a couple of times in lake placid New York it was fun after a few lessons on how to it was kinda easy18
It's hard to do well.
For many first time riders, they don't know you are not supposed to sit on the saddle, and so you get that man uncontrollable bouncing when the horse moves.
(You're supposed to stand on the stirrups and let the horses up and down motion not slam against your ass.)
I found the riding the horse was easy after only a few lessons, the hard part is learning how to control the animal. I eventually got thrown pretty badly by a galloping horse called Boris, about a week after Christopher Reeve was paralysed, and I gave it up.