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How to ride a horse: 7 simple tricks to learn

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© 2018 Luis Miguel Urrechu

How to get on a very tall horse? This question is repeated a lot on the internet in all languages. The answers do not convince us, because they depend on other conditions. “My horse is very tall and I have a hard time getting on it”, is one of the most repeated phrases by people with a certain physical constitution (belly, short stature, etc.) I know that this difficulty has caused more than one of the horses to withdraw.

The solutions are usually of the type: "Get on a pole or step", "Place the horse on low ground", "Teach him to shop a little ahead", "Ask a partner to give you the foot", (It is very good to get in the hair when we have no stirrups to rely on). The classic answer is: «Shorten the stirrup to go up, and when you're up you adjust it again to your needs. It will not take you more than half a minute, and this is how it has been done all your life ». This may be true, although uncomfortable, embarrassing - and to some extent, dangerous - for the low chair, but it does not work for the denim chair with double turn of the stirrup action. Also, that half minute is half a minute lost.

How reluctant some are to innovations! There are fiber-reinforced leather stocks on the market that make them virtually unbreakable, but mostly leather-only ones are still preferred «Because it has always been like this».
The problem is not to get on the horse once, but to be able to do it repeatedly, safely, comfortably, quickly, easily and without help, that we cannot always have stools, companions or other requirements. Low people have a double drawback: apart from having short legs, they have shorter stirrups, so getting on the horse with some frequency can result in torture. If a person is short, they wear a proud belly, and are forced to get on and off the mount, the thing can be made eternal and end anyone's patience, especially in livestock areas, with numerous wire fences in the that you have to download many times to open them.

How to get on a very tall horse easily, without the need for external help? The solution is enormously simple. It is surprising that the horse industry has not dealt with solving this problem, as there is "market niche", which usually say those who are dedicated to those needs. We give you the idea.

To build a false stirrup you will need the following materials:

1.10 meters of safety tape 3 centimeters wide with its tensioner. (In pet stores can be found for € 3 or € 4, asking for dog safety belts. They are ultra-resistant). A light stirrup, a small carabiner to attach it to the chair after assembling ... and little else. The elaboration is so simple that the images do not need many comments.

Leave fear aside

He nervousness, especially the first times we got on a horse, can become the worst enemy. If we are restless we will perform inappropriate movements, or on the contrary, we will be too rigid as to be able to empathize as necessary with the animal.

Therefore, before climbing, take a deep breath and trust your monitor and your horse.

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