Recreational riding is one of the most popular activities enjoyed by horse owners around the world. Whether you’re breaking ground over an unbeaten path, trekking across an open field, or riding down a dirt road near home, recreational riding is an activity anyone can enjoy. All it takes is you and your horse. Recreational riding provides time to reflect on the day’s activities and plan for tomorrow. It allows you to relax your mind and body and escape from the hassles of day-to-day life. In addition, it helps develop a healthy mental outlook and promotes physical fitness.
Recreational riding and Therapeutic riding lessons follow similar progression.
-Transition from ground to mounted
-Relax and stretch both horse and rider
-Review and remember
-Practice and figure out new skill (remember, repetition is the key to skill)
-Have fun- game to reinforce new skill
-Cool down with trail ride