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How to Ride Mongolian Horses

Mongolia is one of the greatest lands of horseback riding tours and horseback trekking. There are more than 2.5 million horses in Mongolia. The best way to discover any wonders is on horseback riding in Mongolia. Mongolian horses are ponies by European standards, with a shoulder height of less than 1.5 m. However, they are very strong, with amazing stamina.
Mongolian horseback riding utilities and decorations are very special in the world. So it becomes traditional wonderful heritage. Most people imagine Mongolia with skillful Mongolian horse riders and wonderful Mongolian horse. In countryside nomadic children learn to ride horse since 3 years old often and take part in horse race competition. Mongolians respect the horse very much and horse is one of the best symbols of good luck. All Mongolians like to ride horseback and enjoy them very much. You can be one of us in Mongolia too. Mongoliahorseriding.com offers you the most wonderful adventure horseback riding trek or horse riding tours.
About horse riding
Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving horses. This broad description includes both use of horses for practical, working purposes as well as recreational activities and competitive sports.
Horses are trained and ridden for practical working purposes such as in police work or for controlling herd animals on a ranch. They are also used in competitive sports including, but not limited to, dressage, endurance riding, eventing, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, horse racing, driving, and rodeo. (See additional equestrian sports listed later in this article for more examples.) Some popular forms of competition are grouped together at horse shows, where horses perform in a wide variety of disciplines. Horses (and other equids such as mules and donkeys) are used for non-competitive recreational riding such as fox hunting, trail riding or hacking. There is public access to horse trails in almost every part of the world; many parks, ranches, and public stables offer both guided and independent riding. Horses are also used for therapeutic purposes, both in specialized paraequestrian competition as well as non-competitive riding to improve human health and emotional development.Horses are also driven in harness racing, at horse shows and in other types of exhibition, historical reenactment or ceremony, often pulling carriages. In some parts of the world, they are still used for practical purposes such as farming. Horses continue to be used in public service: in traditional ceremonies & festivals.
How to ride Mongolian Horses
Mongolian horses are short and gentle. However, they’re not like ranch horses as they roam freely in the steppes. So treating them like you treat the horses at home is not a great idea. You should be aware of the following few things if you have decided to enjoy a horse riding holiday in Mongolia:

• Do not wear sharp colors when you ride a Mongolian horse
• Do not wear anything that make noises such as rain coat etc
• Do not use flash light etc when on a horseback
• Do get on the horse always from the left
• Always wear riding boots that have a a flat sole with a slight heel (Sometimes for some hort rides hiking boots do Okay).
• Always wear long pants when riding
• Never sit or kneel near a horse
• Try to always mount from the left side or near side.

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