Introduction to Horsemanship: A Guide For Female Beginners

Introduction to Horsemanship: A Guide For Female Beginners

by WILLIT Sports on Apr 29, 2024

Horse riding is a sport that integrates leisure, fitness, and rehabilitation. Embarking on the journey of horsemanship is a thrilling experience that comes with responsibility and dedication. However, it may be a bit overwhelming for total novices. Many people may think that horsemanship must cost a lot on equipment or own your own horse to practice. In fact, riding is an accessible hobby that is open to people from all walks of life. Here is a guide to help female novices build a strong foundation before start.

4 Reasons to Saddle up

  • Keep a good mood

The study completed by the BHS concluded that horseback riding stimulated mainly positive psychological feelings. Becoming a rider means that you have a skill many people do not. Horse riding can not only enhance the perception of the surrounding environment, but also relieve loneliness and depressed emotions, and obtain a sense of accomplishment. In addition to self-confidence, riders may gain an increase in self-esteem and self-image.

  • Enhance the core strength

Professional equestrian sports improves overall posture, balance, and co-ordination. Sitting tall, pushing your legs into the body of your horse ignites the core muscles, which are imperative for balance and posture. In addition, in the process of riding can exercise the flexibility of the body, so that the posture is more beautiful and stronger.

  • Lose weight

Horse riding is recognized as one of the best weight loss and body building exercises. According to Captain Calculator, the average adult will burn around 250–400 during an hour of steady horse riding. Horse riding is not only a fashionable sport for health and body, but also to maintain the slender body pursued by women. When riding, the bones and muscles of the whole body are in a state of motion. This will not only lose weight, but also build muscle.

  • Therapeutic benefits

Equine therapy is often used to help people with anxiety, mental health conditions, or sensory difficulties. Through riding can weaken or eliminate the inner tension, bondage. Through riding physical therapy, it can restore the function of people's long-term lack of physical activity and damage. Horseback exercise also has the effect of vibration massage on internal organs, so that the body's immunity and metabolism are improved.

Perhaps the above mentioned benefits have made you look forward to horse riding. But don't rush in just yet, before you mount up, you'll want to be sure you have everything you need to make your horse riding experience a success. In equestrian sports, proper equipment and attires are essential for safety and comfort. Here is a list of the must-have essential horse riding gear for beginners.


A helmet is essential for the training. Different from other types, the construction of equestrian helmets requires that they can split under a certain impact force and play a cushioning role. Note that in addition to aesthetics, be sure to choose a helmet that meets international safety quality standards.

Safety vest

Two types of safety vests are suitable for female beginners which are body protection vests and air vests. Body protectors act like shock absorbent, protecting your organs in the event of a fall. The air vest automatically expands when you fall, providing unmatched cushioning while stabilizing your sides and neck.


Riding clothing is not too restrictive. You can wear any top that is well-fitted and weather appropriate. It is better to choose professional clothing suitable for outdoor riding. It is not only comfortable and breathable, but also needs to meets the three advantages of effectively windproof, waterproof and sun-resistant.


Horse riding boots provide the ankle support and traction necessary to stay in the saddle and direct your horse. The boots generally need to be customized according to the size of the individual, which can play a role in protecting the lower leg. The sole of the riding boot should be full and heeled.


Most English riders prefer breeches, which have no inner pant line. Full-seat breeches have synthetic grip or suede on the seat and down the inner leg to help secure the rider in the saddle. Besides, the breeches are moderate in thickness, neither too thin like fitness pants, nor too thick. Here are five reasons why willit is a good choice.


Willit breeches are made of stretchy and soft materials, which combine the advantages of being light and flexible.


The high quality material makes the pants resistant to deformation. The suede material knee-patches makes it more friction-resistant to wear.

3.Waterproof and Sun protection

The function of UPF50+ Sun Protection and the ability of moisture wicking gives you no fear of the heat and sun. With water resistance, it is not easy to get dirty.

4.Secure zip pockets

They come with two zippered front pockets for you to carry along your key items.

5.Easy to wear

The anti-slip leg grips are designed to prevent slip so that the breeches are not easy to roll up during sports. Besides, it makes the breeches fit closer to your calves, and this makes it easier to slide into your boots.


Perhaps women are traditionally supposed to be reserved, gentle and natty. However, in the stables, on the racetrack, women can be strong, dirty, resilient and in control. Willit Sports are committed to providing both quality and affordability in our sportswear products, which also provides inexhaustible support for women's courageous pursuit of hobbies and self hood.