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18 Tips for Adult Beginner Horse Riders

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Daisy of Seven J's Farm with instructor Christine Lentz
My instructor Christine helps me get Daisy ready for our lesson. Photo by Rod Lane

Monty Roberts answers reader questions in his weekly “Ask Monty” column. Early in summer 2015, a reader asked the question “Are We Too Old To Ride?”

To sum up, Monty at 80 is still riding and offers suggestions, especially, to emphasize safety. He recommends a lot of the steps I will, such as picking a good instructor who can help a new rider avoid trouble.

That said, as a late-in-life rider taking beginner lessons, I can offer additional pointers and give you ideas how to prepare.