Keeping the kids safe on a Yellowstone Horseback Ride

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Horseback riding  is an exciting event for kids, especially if it’s the first time they’ve ever been on a horse.

The speed, strength and height, as well as unpredictability of a horse, can provide some safety challenges that each rider must be aware of.  The Yellowstone area horseback riding businesses offer safe, well-schooled horses who have devoted hours of their lives to taking people down a trail, safely.  Here are a few things to be aware of when you’re putting your children on a horse:

Ask your guide if the horse your child is riding is suitable for their level.

Ride behind your child if possible and have another horse in front of your child’s horse, that way, your horse is more likely to simply follow along.

Don’t ever leave your child unattended around a horse, or allow them to walk freely around the back of the horse, underneath it or in front of it.

Always have your child wear an approved riding helmet.

Instruct them not to race the horse, kick the horse and keep an eye on their horse, noticing if it’s becoming agitated and alert your guide immediately.

Learn and practice an emergency dismount and possibly, if instructed by your guide, a one-rein stop, which is a safety stop maneuver that can stop a horse quickly and safely.

Your horseback riding guide will go through a series of safety instructions with you before you get on the horse.  They are professionals and will do everything in their power to protect all those riding, but a horse is an unpredictable creature and it’s best to always use caution and respect when dealing with them.