Learn how to ride properly at Argentina Polo Day

It is instinctual for us to use our hands and arms to balance when we start to feel insecure. Beginner riders often end up with their hands way up in the air, sometimes at shoulder height. This leaves the reins much to long, and the rider then has no control of the horse. We need to have the reins short to lead the horse.

Riding is more about balance than grip. Your muscles will be active, without being tense. Clenching to hard with your upper or lower leg or both is tiring and may be understood by your horse as a cue to move forward.

You should keep your back straight, the center of gravity on your stomach, squeeze your legs around the horse to and allow your weight to fall down into your heel.

Smile, hum a tune, and try breathing in rhythm with the horse’s strides.

Let the air refresh your face!

Learn how to ride properly at Argentina Polo Day

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