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Why book horse riding lessons through Airtasker?

Finding horse riding lessons near you for adults and kids is easy and convenient on Airtasker! You no longer have to ask around or pore through numerous websites to find cheap horse riding lessons near you. Taskers can adjust to your skill level and make your riding lessons insightful and fun!

Learning how to ride a horse is certainly a unique experience. It can relieve stress, get you out of your comfort zone, and improve your overall fitness. However, most horse riding lessons can be pricey. Good thing Airtasker can easily connect you to skilled and experienced Taskers who can teach you how to ride a horse while prioritising your safety and comfort.

Simply put up a task, and indicate your budget and schedule. Taskers nearby will approach you with their offers and rates, and you can choose whose service you think is the best fit for you. You’ll get to book your first horseback riding lesson in a matter of minutes!

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It depends on how fast you absorb the topics and how much time you dedicate to your lessons. Generally, it takes two to ten weeks before you develop enough knowledge and competence on horse care basics and riding on your own, such as catching, tying, leading, tacking up, riding, and going down the trail. If you want to speed things up, inform your Tasker so they can make the necessary arrangements. 

It all depends on your goal. If you want to learn horseback riding for recreation, one lesson per week is enough. For those who want to get serious about riding, either for skills improvement or competitive purposes, it’s recommended to have two lessons per week, plus a hack session for practice. Coordinate with your Tasker about your horse riding lessons’ frequency to make sure it works for both your schedules. 

It may be possible since there are many resources available that can teach you the basics. But it is highly recommended to hire an expert to teach you how to ride a horse. Besides safety purposes, you need to have practical knowledge of the right equipment and the right horse for you. It would also take an instructor to learn proper equitation. 

As long as you are in good health and have the strength, balance, and stamina to take lessons long enough to learn the basics and safe riding, you can start to learn how to ride a horse. Children as young as two years old can be taught how to ride on miniature ponies with proper care and guidance. Others pursue their lifelong dream of riding a horse at 70. With horseback riding, age doesn’t matter! 

Your Tasker can provide all the necessary safety equipment like equestrian helmets, but you need to wear the proper attire for your horse riding lessons. It’s best to have closed-toe shoes with a 1-inch heel, comfy trousers that are not too tight nor too loose, and a shirt that does not restrict movement. If you don’t know where to get these, you can ask your Tasker for their recommended brands and stores. 

You can either pay via cash or through Airtasker Pay if you prefer cashless transactions. How often you should pay your Tasker entirely depends on you and your agreement with them. Let your Tasker know whether you want to pay them every after session, every week, or every month. Make sure to discuss important details such as these before starting your horse riding lessons. 

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What do horse riding lessons include?

Horse riding lessons include safety protocols, basic horse psychology, and other fundamentals that teach you to ride a horse while it walks, jogs, trots, or runs around. Horseback riding is an excellent sport or hobby, especially if you aim to get in shape. Riding and fitness instructors can hold one-on-one private riding lessons or with a group of friends if that’s what you prefer. Here are a few things you can expect when you book horse riding lessons near you:

Horse riding lessons for kids

If you have a kid or a younger sibling, how about getting children’s horse riding lessons near you? Experienced instructors can help you see the many benefits of learning horse riding at a young age. They can start with developing the kid’s respect, patience, and gentleness towards the pony and strengthening their upper body, posture, and trunk control. Finding horse riding lessons for kids near you shouldn’t be a chore. At Airtasker, we have plenty of instructors who can guide your child as they gradually learn how to ride a horse safely while having fun.

Sports are undoubtedly an excellent way to develop a child’s physical health, confidence, and social skills.  Besides horseback riding, you can also get instructors for swimming, karate, tennis, or golf on Airtasker!

Horse riding lessons for adults

You can easily book adult horse riding lessons even if you’re a complete beginner! Your instructor starts by teaching you how to approach and tack up a horse, lead it by a rope, and stop and start it on the ground. When you’ve mastered this, they can proceed to teach you how to mount the horse, ride at a walking pace, trot, and move from a seated to a standing position in the saddle. 

Horseback riding lessons for adults near you may also cover how to clean and groom a horse! However, you can always hire a pet carer to help you look after your steed.

Intermediate and advanced horse riding lessons

If you’ve already mastered horse riding basics and want to take your skills to the next level, then getting advanced horse riding lessons near you is your best choice. If you’re coming from introductory lessons, your instructor can further develop your seating and hand positions, transitions within the gait, and making circles and other figures while riding the horse. Once you’ve acquired these intermediate skills, they can take you to the advanced level, where you’ll learn extended and collected gaits, riding tests, and other movements. 

If you’re serious about taking horseback riding as a sport, you can also hire a private coach on Airtasker who can help mould you into becoming a future equestrian!

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