Question by  OceanTiara (158)

What is the proper body position for horse riding?

I am going horse riding with a guy I like and I don't want to look stupid or like I don't know what I am doing.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

First you mount the horse from the left side by putting your foot in the stirrup and pulling yourself up. Ride the horse by standing in the strirrups when the horse is moving fast. Bend your knees and try not to use the saddle horn to hold on.


Answer by  candymartin (38)

Sit with your torso straight and erect; keep your legs elongated, your heels down and your toes up. Relax your muscles; your horse will feel any tension you are carrying.


Answer by  bash (1026)

Don't pretend you are riding the horse first time. You must be very alert to avoid a fall. You must sit straight while riding.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Sit up in the saddle very straight and confident. When you ride look straight forward and look where you're going with you eyes, don't turn your shoulders or head the way you're going. Put your heels down in the stirrups and point your toes upwards. Make sure your hands are very still in front of you.


Answer by  HotWheelz (317)

You should always sit up straight, because if not you will feel uncomfortable. You should also have the horse's reins in your hands at all times. Even if the horse is walking slow, you never know if it might start running, so holding the reins will keep you from falling

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