How do you make riding lessons fun?

How do you make riding lessons fun?

6 Fun Riding Lesson Ideas to Keep Riders Engaged

  1. Add Obstacles.
  2. Create a Challenge.
  3. Ride on a Lunge Line.
  4. Games.
  5. Trail Rides.
  6. Spa Day.
  7. Helmet Safety Day.

What games do you play on a horse?

10 Fun Horseback Games to Play

  • Red Light, Green Light.
  • Egg and Spoon.
  • Simon Says.
  • Riding a Pattern.
  • Relay Race.
  • Obstacle Course.
  • Toilet Paper Race.
  • Flag Race.

What are gymkhana games?

Gymkhana is an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children’s participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.

What is horseback game?

H-O-R-S-E is a game played by two people on a basketball court. The idea of the game involves matching baskets. The player who makes shots that the opponent does not duplicate, wins the game. Example: The second person shooting must duplicate the first person’s shot, if it is made.

What is a Jim Cana?

Gymkhana is a term used to describe an eqeustrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses.

What is Omoksee?

O-Mok-See or omoksee is a term sometimes used in the Western United States for events in the sport of pattern horse racing. Most events are run with contestants simultaneously running in 4 separate lanes (3 for small arenas), with each contestant riding in a 30 foot wide lane.

How to play horse riding games?

How to play: Use your imagination. For example, create a pattern of cones that riders must steer around and through. Lay ground poles to walk over, or have horse and rider walk or back through a pair of parallel ground poles. Depending on the riders’ level, you may add small jumps.

How can I get my kids interested in horse riding?

She runs a summer camp program and offers kids a safe introduction to horses. Using games in your lessons from time to time is something your students can get excited about. You can even reward them after a hard lesson with a games lesson the following week.

How do I teach horseback riding to students?

Have all students wear helmets. Let riders know that if they break the rules, misbehave or get too rowdy, they’ll have to sit the game out. There are countless horseback games your students can play.

Where can I find books on teaching horseback riding?

1) The American Riding Instructors Association ( sells numerous books on teaching riding, including “Games on Horseback: Having Fun, Learning Safety, Improving Horsemanship” and The BHS Instructor’s “Manual for Teaching Riding,” both of which include games sections.