A guide to Levels of Riding Ability of Rider


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  What is your level of riding ability?

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Introduction
Before your trek, your riding ability will be quickly assessed and, if necessary, some hints and tips for rider safety will be given.

Beginner
A person who has never ridden or only ridden at walking pace.  For safety we do not take beginners on treks due to the nature of riding in the wild.  

Novice
A person who is capable of walking and knows how to do a rising trot.

Intermediate 

A person who is competent and capable of doing a rising trot and some cantering and jumping, and is able to competently turn, steer and stop a horse.

Advanced Intermediate
A person who is competent and capable at canter and gallop, and is comfortable jumping.

Experienced 

A person who is competent and capable in all disciplines on all types of horses.

 

Our aim is for you to enjoy a leisurely horse ride surrounded by the wonderful beauty of Howth

 For your own safety please be honest about your level of riding ability