Reading the question in the title most likely leaves your mind blank. Yes, you are not alone as most beginners are not aware there is any most important thing in horse riding.
Most beginners go to horse riding training centers, with the intention that they will be on the horse back in a matter of days. This will never happen until you are acquainted with the most important thing in horse riding.
So do you want to get on the horse back in the shortest possible time?
Horse riding is an interesting exercise as well as a dangerous one. There are people who claimed that one of the most important decisions they have made in their lives is learning how to ride to the horse. We also have people who sustained life injuries from this exercise.
In horse riding, the most important thing is safety. No horse trainer in their right mind will place you on horseback without having confidence in your safety. Until a trainer can confidently say that you are safe on horseback, you will never find yourself on horseback.
There are many ways to ensure safety when riding a horse — these are among the basic things that will be taught to the trainee. Safety can come in terms of wears — not just any dress and footwear can be used to ride a horse. You will always be required to put on a trouser to ride a horse.
Furthermore, boots are the ideal type of footwear to put on when riding a horse. Safety can also come in terms of horse handling — it is important learning about staying safe with a horse, both on it and off it.