Ride Safely in an Enclosed Area
- Your instructor may ask you to ride in ‘closed order’ as a ‘ride’ which is where you ride single file following a lead rider. You should always listen to your instructor and follow their instructions. You should always keep at least one pony’s length apart to make sure that your pony doesn’t get kicked and that you have enough time to stop without running into the pony in front. You should always be alert and aware of what other riders are doing.
- Alternatively you may be asked to work in ‘open order’ which is where you ride individually or you may just be riding in an arena with other riders. When you do this it is important to follow several ‘rules of the school’ to make sure that you do not inconvenience other riders and to keep you safe from collisions. Again, you must always be alert and aware of what is going on around you and plan where you are going to allow other riders the chance to avoid you.
Rules of the School