ANSWER: Many instructors/riding schools set an age limit that is somewhat arbitrary and dependent on their comfort level and on the horses they have in their school. It's commonly around 9-years-old .
The best age is when you have the opportunity and great desire to learn to ride. For some people that might mean at 3 and for some that might mean at 73. I had my first pony at 13 months.
Horseback riding lessons benefit children in many ways. They build confidence, strength, coordination and focus. However, riding a horse can be dangerous, even with the gentlest, smallest horse in the stable. So when their kids start requesting riding lessons, many …
At what age should my child or I start riding? The age you start at depends on you. While there are some equestrians who’s children have been on horseback since before they were born up to the age of two, and there are people who start the sport as late as their 50’s or even 60’s.
If you wait to start your child in lessons until they are six or seven, they will most likely have the physical ability and mental ability to follow instructions well enough to start off riding independently. Also, when you are starting them a little older, group lessons are an option.
If you have never ridden a horse before, you ought to spend 1–2 years just learning to ride before you ever jump a horse.
When you turn 50 years old, 60 years old, 70 years old (or older), the chances are that you probably have good mental stability, self control, self-management and ability to listen attentively to your instructor. All this can help you to start as equestrian much easier than for some younger folks.
A 3-year-old can sit on a horse in movement but will rarely be able to ride independently. At this age, neither their skeleton, balance, muscle coordination nor their attention spans are fully developed, and these are all important elements of horseback riding. At this age, shorter pony rides on a lead or lunge are usually the best option.
Experienced horse people know exactly what to look for when trying to find a good riding school, but if you’re new to the horse world, distinguishing between a good and bad riding school can seem like a challenge. Fortunately, there are certain factors that can help anyone, experienced or inexperienced, know whether a riding school is the one
Good and safe horseback riding takes months and years to accomplish. Where to start? It has been my experience that for people taking 1 riding lesson a week, it generally takes approximately 2 years to develop enough competence that you can safely to all the basics of horse care and riding on your own (e.g. catch, tie, lead, tack up, ride, go
The age at which instructors will take children for riding lessons varies, depending on each individual teacher. In addition, the size and maturity of the child in question will also make a difference to the age at which they can start riding.Last modified: April 01 2021