Your Horse Riding Ablity Level
Here are some guidelines to help you judge your riding ability:
A rider with little or no experience.
A rider who is comfortable and in control in walk and trot but has limited experience trotting or cantering.
A rider who is confident and in control in all paces including rising trot and cantering, but with limited experience galloping or is not currently riding fit.
An rider who is comfortable and confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across easy terrain. Comfortable jumping small obstacles. An intermediate rider would be reasonably fit and able to enjoy a couple of hours in the saddle.
An rider who is comfortable and confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across all terrain. Comfortable jumping any obstacles. An advanced rider would be riding fit and happy to spend a couple of hours in the saddle or undertake more intensive cross country riding.
All of our horses are ridden in English style. Western-type saddle experience is considered non-rider, without English riding lesson –one needs to be familiar with English saddles and comfortable with rising trot and canter.
Please give us accurate information about your riding, health, weight and fitness and note that riders will be assessed in the arena before we leave the yard.
If you are fit and not overweight, you will be safer, ride better and you and your horse will enjoy yourselves more.
Weight limit for competent, fit riders: 16.5 stone / 224 lbs.
Weight limit for novice, beginner riders: 16 stone / 231 lbs.
Note: For heavier riders, we do have strong Irish cobs, heavy weight hunters and Irish Draught Horses. Please discuss when making the booking.