In the movies, riding a horse can look so easy. The hero jumps out of the window onto the back of his horse and sets off at a full gallop, jumping tall fences on the way. Well, those stunts aren't really as easy as they look, and if you're going horseback riding for the first time, it might be wise to stick to something more realistic. You don't have to be an expert horseman to enjoy the pleasures of horseback riding. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and the surrounding countryside from a new vantage point. What do you need to know in order to get the most out of the time you will spend riding? Here are some pointers:
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