How Do You Train Horses To Ride?
A horse is broken to ride at around 3 years of age. Most horses aren’t fully developed or sturdy enough to carry a rider until then. However, many techniques can and should be used to educate and prepare a horse for riding training. Ensuring a horse is manageable from the ground will increase the manageability once mounted. Initial training begins as young as a few weeks old and progresses as the horse develops. This includes teaching a horse to obey commands from the ground. Once this is achieved, riding training can begin. Start by placing a saddle pad or other piece of material on and around the horse’s body. Rub the horse all over with the material to desensitize him from objects touching or rubbing against it. Place a saddle on top of the saddle pad once the horse is relaxed with just the pad. Wait to tighten the cinch until the horse seems comfortable with the weight of the saddle. Gently snug the cinch so that it is secure but not tight. Let the horse relax. Lead the horse by ha