Refining Horseback Riding Skills in South Africa

Wednesday, January 18, 2012  at 6:58 AM
One of the main points Chris and I wanted to focus on at this Helpx in South Africa was working on our horseback riding technique.  Before arriving, I was a beginner and Chris had some experience, but riding every day drastically improved our skill levels!

george south africa horse backpack
Right away we learned the proper technique for brushing and tacking up (putting on the bridle, blanket and saddle) a horse

george south africa horse backpack
We also had plenty of experience with putting on rope bridles and leading the horses to exactly where they needed to go

george south africa horse backpack
We were able to hone our skills in the riding corral 

george south africa horse backpack
Of course, most of our experience came from riding on the trails themselves!  Here, I'm readjusting my stirrup length

george south africa horse backpack
The most exciting part?  Learning tricks!
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