When I started horse riding I started like all novice riders. My instructor taught me The Basics. I learned how to adjust the stirrup leathers and get in the saddle, to sit straight and what I had to do to transition from a halt to a walk and how to turn. Later on I learned how to do a raising trot and how to canter without falling off.
The ‘Basics’ in the past
I remember one of the standard phrases in the riding school was that the ‘basics are the most important in riding’. (more…)