Not all riders are experienced, in fact this is an activity many people will choose when on vacation who have never ridden a horse before. Others ride once a year, or on a few occasions in a year and then there are the regular riders who ride at their local riding schools every week. Experienced riders and Pony Club members are well aware of what to look for when choosing where to ride and checking that the equipment and horse tack is safe.
If you are planning to ride a horse, you should first check that your insurance policy will cover you should you have an accident – just the same as if you are participating in any active sports. Horse riding establishments in some countries will not always have the same stringent safety rules imposed on them as they do in North America, Australia and Europe, and will rarely provide you with a riding safety hat. If you have your own, you will find it is easy to pack in your suitcase among your clothes.
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