How to ride a Mongolian Horse ?
Make sure to follow these 11 rules before you saddle up !
1. Only over approach a Mongolian horse from the left side. Before mounting the horse check that the saddle is tight so that it does not slip.
2. Before mounting the horse always tighten the reins, make the horse stand still and mount quickly.
3. Do not ever touch the horses around the head. Especially during summer when there are high numbers of flies, the horses can get very agitated.
4. Always ride with a tight rein. The horses can move very quickly when they are frightened by objects, such as paper or wire, and animals e.g marmots, hares and birds that appear suddenly whilst in the field.
5. To avoid frightening horses, never put on or remove clothing while riding horses and do not wear clothes that rustle. Always keep your belongings secure and out of the horses way.
6. When riding down steep slopes, always lead the horses down to the bottom.
7. During rain or snow be aware that the horses can slip, especially whilst riding on the hills.
8. To prevent your feet getting caught if you fall off, make sure you shoes fit easily within the stirrups. Also, try to keep the pressure of the stirrup on the ball of your feet.
9. Never wrap the reins around your body when riding, leading or when sitting on the ground.
10. Do not leave the horses alone while you are in field. If you have ropes then the horses must be tightly hobbled or tied. Ask the horse guide if you do not know how to do this.
11. Once you have returned from your ride, always tell the ranger you are back.
Are you excited to ride a Mongolian horse ?
If thinking of indulging in adventurous activities gives you an adrenaline rush, Mongolia is the place where you can travel to an exotic destination and explore the still prevalent nomadic culture in the life of indigenous people. Have a chit chat with reindeer herders and eagle hunters in their natural and rural habitats.
The adventure Mongolia trip includes multi-day trekking and camping expedition.
- Horse trekking in Orkhon valley, if riding on the horse is your favorite sport and you want to couple it with your trekking expedition.
- Classic hiking in West Mongolia, especially to Altai TavanBogd National Park, is one of its kind experiences where you have a chance to trek on the snow-capped high mountains with several inches deep snow covers. Meet families of Kazakhs and Tuvans residing here. Be daring enough to have an encounter with snow leopard, Rock Ptarmigan and check out Altai snow cock or Argali sheep.
- Journey with reindeer and Duka culture trip will take you deep in Taiga. Have a look into the life and the unique culture of the people of the Duka tribe.