As a beginner, there are several riding skills you will want to learn. They all form the building blocks that become the foundation of what assists you in becoming a good horse rider. In order to reach that goal, you must first master the many basic skills. One very important skill to learn once you have learnt to ride your horse properly is getting your horse to stop by command. There are different vocal cues you can use and depending on your instructor, it can be either the word ‘whoa’, ‘halt’ or ‘stop’.
Owning a horse requires a lot of work and dedication. There is no question about that. And I can guarantee you that any horse owner will agree with me when I say that owning a horse is a very rewarding experience. But there is a lot of work, training and patience required to get you and your horse to a mutual ‘give and take’ relationship. And by training, I mean, you training your horse to have some basic and essential horse manners that will benefit you both greatly.