WHAT TYPE OF RIDER ARE YOU?
We want to make sure that your experience is most enjoyable and we consider matching the right horse to the rider as success-critical. Please tell us about your riding experience, ability and level of fitness when you complete your booking form.
If you are not sure of your riding ability, we recommend to lean more towards understatement rather than overstatement and drop down a level of riding experience when booking an experience.
In addition we do ask you to complete this questionnaire. Making this information available to us will be important to have the right horse ready for you and to ensure that your experience out bush will be the best ride ever.
A rider with little or no experience who is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
A rider with limited experience who can mount and dismount unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, is comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters. A rider who is confident and in control in all paces, but with limited experience riding in open country unassisted, cantering or is not currently riding fit.
A rider who is confident, with a firm seat and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops) with lots of experience riding in open country alone or in a group. An intermediate rider would be reasonably fit and able to enjoy 3 - 4 hours in the saddle.
STRONG INTERMEDIATE AND/OR ADVANCED
An experienced rider who is comfortable and confident to walk, trot, canter and gallop across all terrain – alone or in a group. An advanced rider would be riding fit and happy to spend 4 – 6 hours in the saddle or undertake more intensive cross country riding. This rider has all of the above mentioned abilities, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and a desire to handle a spirited horse in open country.
Example: Quarter Horse, Gelding, 10 years, ca. 15.2h/1.54, Sport/Performance Horse, currently competes in Ranch Riding events, quiet but forward moving.
Please list any medications and medical conditions which might affect your riding ability and/or participating in an outback adventure.