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Horse Riding In Cairo

Horse riding is one of the most popular things to do around the Pyramids, and you’ll never stop hearing about it. But a desert horse ride at sunset, with the Pyramids as a background, is such an unforgettable experience.

 Horse riding is an ancient form of humans traveling on the back of a horse. Horse riding in Cairo is a very rewarding, exciting and accessible activity for all of us. Horse riding gives us the possibility to disconnect from the world, ride on trails and discover landscapes during our riding. It also allows us to practice equestrian sports, such as jumping, Eventing, dressage, or Polo. Horse riding can be a unique experience if we decide to ride in nature where you can visit places you can only reach on horseback.

Tips for horse riding in Cairo

When you go for riding horse in Cairo, you should wear suitable riding trousers, boots with a leather sole, a riding helmet, comfortable clothing and riding gloves. All these items can be purchased in a riding shop or provided by the stable.

If you ride in the desert, you will also need a water bottle, sunscreen for the face, neck, arms and hands, especially if the ride lasts several hours. It is advisable to ride in a group. It is also appropriate to have a first aid kit at hand.

If you own your own horse, you need the following equipment depending on the activity: a suitable riding saddle, bridle with reins and mouthpiece, one halter for inside and outdoors, possibly a riding crop, brushes and hoof scrapers for the care of the horse.

It is recommended to have private accident insurance. Riding is not dangerous if you are gradually familiarized with horse riding under the professional guidance of a qualified riding instructor. A good education is a basis for safety in equestrian sports. And, of course, the right equipment.

It is always better to start riding on a horse that is about ten years old, well trained and of a stable and quiet character. It is not convenient to start riding on young horses that tend to have more temperament.

Benefits of horse riding

Riding a horse is very pleasant and brings many benefits. However, the special thing about riding is the interaction with the horse. The more often you ride, the better the coordination of the aids and the expected response of the horse in the different gaits (walk, trot, gallop). The abdominal muscles, the back, buttocks and legs are constantly trained as well as the sense of balance and self-confidence are strengthened.

Horse riding gives us a wide range of physical and psychological benefits as listed below:

Physical benefits of horse riding

  •         Muscle tone is improved, mainly of the abdomen, back, buttocks and legs.
  •         Sense of balance is strengthened.
  •         Muscle tensions are dissolved.
  •         The upper body is straight and leads to a correct body posture: the back, shoulders and chest area are improved.
  •         Gross and fine motor skills as well as reflexes are improved by switching between gaits.
  •         Body posture in general is improved.

Psychological benefits of horse riding

  •         Horse riding improves our confidence, control over our emotions and our self-esteem when we achieve to control a horse through aids.
  •         Keeping a horse under control improves our memory, concentration and attention span.
  •         Being responsible for horse reinforces feelings such as respect and responsibility.
  •         Riding helps us overcome our fears and solve problems. The better we ride, the better we can deal with conflicts.

Frequently asked questions

Is it difficult to ride a horse?

The practice of horse riding is known as equitation and it is relatively simple to start with, at least to be able to go on rides in the desert. If your interest grows further, you will want to improve your riding skills and acquire more knowledge about horses. How fast your skills improve depends on every individual and on your purpose, you can ride for pleasure in the nature in all types of terrain or choose an equestrian sport and train professionally.

Is horse riding in Cairo allowed for any age?

Horses can be ridden at any age (from three to 80 years or more according to general physical condition). We do not need to have special physical qualities, even people with physical or mental disabilities can ride horses. Like any other physical activity, it is better to be fit and in shape, but this is not exclusive. In addition, horse riding will contribute to achieving physical improvement.

What is Equestrian Tourism?

Equestrian Tourism is an activity that combines the passion for horse riding with the interest to visit different regions, provinces and countries, which allows discovering different cultures, other people and their traditions and typical gastronomy.

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