GHAC in association with Hyderabad polo and riding club presents an opportunity for everyone to learn Horse riding, enjoy the numerous benefits and discover the joy of riding...
Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, horseman, horse) more often known as riding, horseback riding(American English) or horse riding (British English) refers to the skill of riding, driving, or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the useof horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport
From the outside, horseback riding may look like just sitting and that all a rider has to do is give the horse some simple instructions like go, whoa, and turn. In carrying the rider the horse is doing all the work, right?.. Wrong. There is far more to horseback riding than the casual observer might expect. And, there are benefits beyond simple enjoyment; physically, mentally and emotionally.
Riding develops balance and coordination. The movements required to cue a horse require body awareness. Riding also uses many muscles; most importantly the leg, abdominal, shoulder and back muscles. Riding does not depend on strength alone, but strong flexible muscles aid in stability and coordination. Most new riders will find that their inner thigh muscles, particularly the gracilis muscle, become sore, but the muscle will quickly become stretched and strengthened.
Riding a horse at a walk stimulates the internal organs just as walking on foot does. This aids in liver function and digestion, and makes riding a great therapy option for those in wheelchairs. You will be burning calories.
At first you may feel that just learning to stay on and steer the horse is a challenge. When that becomes easy, many more learning opportunities present themselves. As you progress with riding and horse ownership you will always have questions and problems. Even the most experienced equestrian would admit there is always something new to learn.
Research has shown that lifelong learning may prevent memory loss. Just like your muscles, your brain needs exercise to keep young and supple. Riding provides an active avenue for keeping your brain exercised. Riding can provide many opportunities for success. Whether you learn to post the trot or receive high marks in a dressage test, you?ll feel good about what you are doing.
Beginners Enjoying the First session
For many a horse is a connection with nature whether they ride in the ring or down the trail. Many people find companionship and solace while working with their horse. Although riding can present its frustrations and challenges, most people find it a relaxing pastime. The camaraderie of people who enjoy similar activities is also appealing. It?s fun to get together with friends for a lesson, team endeavor such as mounted games or drill riding, or a trail ride.
If you crave solitude, riding or driving can provide that as well. Many horse owners feel their horse is somewhat of a kindred spirit in tune with their own feelings and emotions; more so than any human companion. In times of stress a horse can be a quiet friend, who is without judgment or guile.
Horse trainer and GHAC organizers for following qualities
Mounting/dis mounting the horse correctly
Maintaining correct riding posture during the ride
Providing correct cues to the horse
Posting on correct diagonals during a trot
Cantering on correct leads with ease
Maintaining balance and coordination
Following Horse training instructions clearly and learning from it
Utmost concern for safety, not only of theirs but also other riders and the horse too
Maintaining discipline and keeping respect with the horse and other horse riders
Since horse riding is all about passion, commitment and dedication, these are the most important qualities
above mentioned qualifiers are only few as we are just beginners.
6:00 am : Reach the venue intro, warm up, instructions
6:30 : 8:00: riding lessons from the instructor
8:00: 8:30 am : Feedback and Discussion
8:30 am pack up
Hyderabad polo and riding club is exclusively for members who enroll in their full fledged 2 months horse riding training program, however with GHAC you can complete the training week on week, a total of 16 sessions will equip you with skills for riding a horse on your own.
Beginners: wear jeans and t shirt, no loose tracks or shorts allowed, do not wear nylon clothing as this may irritate the horse, wear flat shoes, avoid trekking/ hiking shoes.
Trot and higher: Riding breeches are a must, Chaps for extended comfort, riding boots or trainers Have light breakfast, carry along water and something to munch on.
Equipment: Club owned Equipment (Helmets and whips)
Want to Feed the Horses: Keep it Limited to, Carrots, jaggery, Oats.
Charges: 5200/- for 16 sessions on the weekends (8 Saturday & 8 Sundays)
For per session the fee would be Rs.350/-
(Each session for 30 minutes)
Payment bank a/c details are:
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club,
A/C No 038205001748 (Current Account),
ICICI Bank Ltd,
Road No 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
NEFT/ISFC Code: ICIC0000382
Make sure to mention the meetup id 120256422_name in description while transferring the fund.
No cash payments please.
We will accept the payment made as donation to club if participants do not attend.
You can also pay through credit card:
Kids below 12 years of age are allowed accompanied by parent/ guardian, leave a comment and i will add it to your guest.
If your Child or someone you know is suffering with ADD/ADHD/AUTISM and need to undergo 'Equine therapy', Please consult me 2 days before the event.
Rider Weight Restriction: 80 kgs. (80 and above kindly excuse)
Get signed disclaimers and be on time ( We don't like to keep the Horses waiting:-)