You've found the Mary-Dixon page about horsemanship. Horses are my passion and my obsession. They have helped me become a kinder, more confident, more patient person. What they have taught me about them and taught me about myself is immeasureable. I now try to teach folks about the nature of horses and how to understand each other which leads to a more confident human and a more confident little darling. Adventure Horse Riding in NYS
Horse riding is not rocket science. In its most elemental form, horse riding is simply keeping the horse between you and the ground. If you can stay on the horse, you're a rider. Period. Even if you're facing backwards - it makes no nevermind. So, unless you are into a certain skill, ie, showing, team-roping, or whatever, don't make it more difficult than it is. Because it's not. All you have to do is stay on the horse - your "form" may stink and you may be told often than you just aren't a rider because you lack finesse - but if you are on the horse and having fun and not crashing, not too worry.