Tips for Beginner Horseback Riders
Beginner horseback riders might feel as intimidated as anyone who is about to embark on a new adventure. Horseback riding is a life changing experience itself that can be enjoyed by people of all ages all year long on Argentine farms and estancias.
If you are reading this article right now, you may be planning your first horse riding experience such as a tour or a polo match. We want you to boost your confidence and make the most of your first ride, so here are some tips to help you get ready in advance.
Tip #1: Do some previous research and find the best options in the area
Argentina has a long equestrian tradition. This is why the county offers an array of horse-related activities and sports to enjoy with friends and family, including horseback rides around estancias and polo experiences.
Tip #2: Wear comfortable clothes
Generally, you just need to wear pants and comfortable shoes. Depending on the weather, you might consider additional accessories such as a sunglasses, hats or gloves. Do not forget to check the weather!
Tip #3: Stay hydrated and eat well
Horseback riding is a very active activity requiring physical effort. Remember to keep yourself hydrated and eat healthy food such as fruits, especially on sunny days. Taking care of your body will allow you to make the most of this adventure.
Last but not least, mind your posture! Follow your instructor’s indications to keep your balance and improve your riding confidence.