Is 40 Too Old to Learn How to Ride Horses?
It is never too late to learn how to ride horses. In fact, horse riding is a great and fun way to get fit while improving your coordination and balance. So what you are waiting for?
First of all, you should bear in mind that riding is a sport, and the more fit you are, the easier it will be. Practicing any other sport that helps you improve your strength, balance, body awareness, and agility will help you during the learning process. Just take it slow, be patient and enjoy this adventure.
Make sure that you choose an equestrian facility that provides you with all the required equipment as well as suitable horses and instructors for your level. A good instructor needs to understand your particular needs and possible fears. Remember that riding should be fun, and not intimidating or uncomfortable.
Do not worry if you feel some muscle strain or sore muscles while and after your first ride. This is something common because some of your leg muscles are not used in the same way you used them for other activities. Remember always to use safety equipment like helmet, stirrups and comfortable shoes. These will help you feel more confident.
Now that you know everything you need to get started, are you ready for adventure?