Although you know that enjoyable horse riding can be one of the most pleasurable outdoor activities, your friends might not be aware of horseback riding’s many joys. This can be frustrating for a dedicated equestrian. I know I want to share my favourite pastime with friends, but I often find that they are resistant to even trying out this sport. Here some ways that you can convince your friends to give horseback riding a try. I know that as soon as they get over their initial reluctance or fear, they will savour their time in the saddle.
Ideally, I would take my friends on a weekend holiday in the countryside. I would make reservations at a resort that either had its own horses for riding or was nearby a stable. Then, I would take them out riding one afternoon. I would plan other activities I know that my friends would enjoy, so that the weekend was more than just horseback riding. If I planned a trip that would be focused on equestrian activities, I do not think I convince some of my friends to go. If you have a friend who is not comfortable around horses because of a personal fear, you might want to contact the stable first and make sure that they have a horse who works well with skittish riders.
Another memorable way to introduce your friends to horse riding is to travel with them to a tropical beach getaway, and go horseback riding along the beach. Many times, people are more open to trying new things while on vacation. It might be easier to convince a friend to give horseback riding a go after they have relaxed on the beach and forgotten about work for a while. If you can get a friend to try horseback riding while they are on vacation, once they return home they will probably be eager to go with you on your regular rides.
While introducing your friends to horseback riding during a holiday might be the easiest and most enjoyable way, it is certainly not the most affordable idea. Fortunately, there are ways to introduce friends to the pleasures of riding horses without breaking the bank. You could purchase a friend an introductory horseback riding lesson for their birthday or just as a random gift. Make sure that your friend would at least be willing to give horseback riding a chance before you purchase the lesson. You do not want to your money to go to waste. You could also just invite your friend along for a ride with you and offer to pay. Many people are willing to try things outside of their comfort zone as long as someone else is footing the bill.
If you follow these tips, you should be able to get your friends to give horseback riding a try. Once you introduce your friends to this enjoyable activity, you will soon have eager companions willing to go along with you on all your horseback rides.