- SnezzyLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
Without getting into the correct past participle of ride (which is "ridden") we can say that horses and people differ in their abilities to understand or tolerate riding. It's much like dancing. Some people are natural riders, and ride as if born in the saddle. Others (riders or dancers) are all full of clumsy errors and seem never to learn. As a friend told me after his initial and only attempt at dancing, "I feel as if I came in at Lesson One and missed Lesson Zero."
Similarly, some horses naturally take to riding and thoroughly enjoy it. Others, for one reason or another, never really understand what it's all about.
If you are thinking about riding, it is a good idea to take lessons.
- Anonymous9 months ago
It depends on what you mean by riding. If you're talking about just mounting and going for a guided group trail ride then that is not very difficult. I have ridden English for many years and if you want to get into showing and into more advanced riding then yes it is hard. Developing muscles can be very painful and getting the correct skillset especially equitation is not easy. It can be frustrating and is time-consuming every horse you ride comes with its own set of challenges. I love horses and riding but being an equestrian is not easy work.
- 11 months ago
Depends. If you want to go for a trail ride as a beginner, it's pretty easy. Anything else, whether that's trotting or a rodeo - that's hard!!Source(s): My Horse :)
- Jewel LittlenutsLv 71 year ago
It's easy, you can just get on and have someone tell you a few commands. That is if the horse is broken in, if not it will stand on it's back legs with you on it and charge about kicking doors down. Lulz...
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- AmberLv 61 year ago
Depends on whether you take to it or not. What horse you learn on. How often you get to ride and what you want to learn.
- 1 year ago
It depends what type of riding you do. If you're going on a trail ride, no it's not hard. But if you're thinking about taking lessons and competing in the sport, yes equestrian takes skill and practice. It also depends on the temperament/skill of the horse as well.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Yes I have........sort of. Both times I tried riding a horse. It threw me and I broke my left wrist. Yes, broke it twice after getting thrown twice. NO MORE HORSES FOR ME !
- Anonymous1 year ago
Is it hard to play chopsticks on the piano? No.
Is it hard to perform Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto? Yes.
Same logic applies with horses.
It's easy to ride a "dead broke", safe horse.
It takes years, decades, a lifetime to become a skilled rider/horseman/horsewoman.