Horseback Riding Safety

Learn the essentials of riding and handling a horse at Pink Flamingo Stables in Lake Worth.


Stay Safe By Following a Few Simple Guidelines

Horseback riding is a fun and rewarding hobby, but given the size of the animal involved, it can also be dangerous. That’s why it’s essential to learn some basic rules on how to interact with your horse as well as learn some things that you should never do. If you’ve never been around horses before, it’s a good idea to take horseback riding lessons by an experienced instructor before getting on a horse.

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Six things that can frighten a horse and cause him to jump and buck:

  • Sudden loud noises
  • Unexpected movements
  • Large crowds
  • Wasps or other insects
  • Balloons
  • Barking dogs

Before You Start Riding

  • Wear proper attire such as closed-toed shoes, jeans, and gloves
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Make sure your saddle is the right size for you
  • Find a horse that fits your skill level
  • Take riding lessons from an experienced rider
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Interacting With Your Horse

  • Speak to your horse to alert him of your presence
  • Avoid approaching him in his blind spots — directly in front and behind
  • Avoid surprises that could startle your horse
  • Try not to appear anxious or nervous
  • Hold your lead rope, never wrap it around your arm

During Your Ride

  • Never ride alone
  • Keep your feet in the stirrups at all times
  • Match your speed to your terrain
  • Learn how to do an emergency dismount
  • Learn how to fall safely to avoid injury

Contact Pink Flamingo Stables To Schedule Horseback Riding Lessons

Learn the basics of horsemanship and riding safety when you sign up for beginner’s lessons at Pink Flamingo Stables in Lake Worth. We have over 20 years of experience working with riders of all ages and experience levels. Call today to get started.


Horseback Riding Safety

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girl with a horse, looking at camera
girl with a horse, looking at camera
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horseback riders looking at camera
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