Learning to ride in Essex

September 12th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Learning to ride in Essex

For some learning to ride is as important a life skill as learning to drive. There are plenty of opportunities to get out into the Essex countryside around Chigwell on horseback. Choosing a suitable riding school is one of the most important decisions you can make when learning to ride.
Brownings Farm is a well-respected horse Riding school/equestrian centre to be found in Chigwell.  It offers not just horse-riding lessons but a whole host of other equine facilities, including stables, dressage, saddlery or livery. If you or your children are just learning to ride it is important to choose the best riding school to suit your needs, it is important to get the best teaching and the best value for money whilst not jeopardising anyone’s safety.
If any of you are absolute beginners getting to know a bit more about horses and the language that surrounds them can help you take that first step towards your riding dreams. You can often hear people talk about the gait of a horse. This refers to the way the horse moves across the ground. Humans only have two gaits, the walk and the run, both are two beat.
The majority of horses have four natural gaits: the walk, the trot, the canter and the gallop (some would classify the gallop as a fast canter, but because the sequence of footfalls goes from 3 to 4 beat, many consider it a separate gait). To find out more about all thing horses and how to learn to ride is easy is Chigwell at Brownings Farm. (other riding schools are available)