Riding Horses Without a Bridle: A Fun and Challenging Way to Ride
If you are looking for a new and challenging way to ride horses, consider free riding. This is a method that allows you to ride without a bridle, using only a neckrope around your horses neck. It takes time and practice to learn how to do this correctly, but it can be a lot of fun! In this article, we will discuss the basics of free riding and how you can get started.
A neckrope is an essential tool for free riding. It is a piece of rope or strap that goes around your horse's neck, and it should be long enough so that you can hold on to both ends while riding.
Free riding is a method of riding without a bridle. Instead, you focus on riding with your body language and use the neckrope around the neck to help guide the horse.
There are a few basic things you need to know before you start free riding. First, make sure your horse is comfortable with having a neckrope around their neck. You don't want it to be tight or uncomfortable but you do not want it to be too loose around your horses neck so they can step in it either. (click here to read more about how to fit your horse for the correct neckrope size)
When starting with free riding it is important that your horse is familiar with the basics of riding, voice cues, body language and that both you and your horse are in a safe anf familiar area (preferably arena with a gate).
Once your horse is comfortable with the neckrope, you can start practicing free riding. The key is to use body language and voice cues to communicate with your horse. You want to be as relaxed as possible, and let your horse take the lead. Be prepared for a lot of trial and error - it takes time to learn how to free ride but once both you and your horse get the hang of it you'll be unstoppable!
If you are looking for a new and challenging way to ride horses, free riding is a great option. It takes time and practice to learn, but it can be a lot of fun. In this article, we have discussed the basics of free riding and how you can get started. Give it a try and see how you like it! Neckropes are essential tools for free riding. you can show our favourite neckrope's here.
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