Choose which of the four options you’d do in each situation to find out what type of rider you are!
Your best mate has organised a beach ride for everyone at your yard. How do you react?
You’re about to ride down the centre line to start a dressage test. What do you do?
You find you’re down to ride the badly behaved pony in a group lesson. How do you react?
You’re out hacking and your pony spooks at a plastic bag in a hedge. What do you do?
You’re going to a showjumping competition, but realise you accidentally entered a class 10cm higher than you normally jump. What do you do?
Your friend suggests you swap ponies for fun. Do you agree to it?
Your friend has secretly entered you to be her pair in a pairs hunter trial at the weekend. What do you do?
What type of rider are you?
You’re a serious rider
Your top motto is ‘safety first’ and there’s nothing you’ll do without considering the consequences. It’s great to be safety-conscious, but don’t let it stop you from having fun. Have a go at something new once in a while and try to relax. Riding’s supposed to be fun after all!
You’re a total daredevil!
You’re up for absolutely anything and love trying new activities, plus anything fast and furious is your fave! Remember that it’s good to take things slowly sometimes, though, and make sure you think about what you’re doing in each situation to keep you and your pony safe.
You’re an all-rounder
You enjoy trying all types of horsey activity and are a well-rounded rider. You love riding different types of ponies, too, as you know it’ll only improve your riding.
You’re a jitterbug!
As much as you love riding, you often suffer from nerves. Different ponies, new activities and competitions give you the jitters. Remember that ponies are sensitive and can tell when you’re nervous, so try to stay calm. A big smile can help you relax when you’re feeling on edge!
The awesome December issue of PONY mag’s on sale right now, and it’s packed full of brilliant ways to have more fun with your fave pony!
You can pick up loads of great tips to improve your riding! Superstar rider Gemma Tattersall Eventing gives you the lowdown on arena eventing, and discover how to improve your dressage scores in no time. We also help you plan a totally epic jumping sesh, and reveal why hacking out can teach you and your pony loads of great things.
You’ll love our handy hints for making life easier on the yard this winter, and discover which clip’s perfect for your fave pony. Check out our awesome guide to lameness, too, which will help you spot when something’s not right, so you can get your pony the right help straightaway!
Read all about what your fave pony might be thinking, then take our fun quiz to find out what his personality’s like!
If you’re a fan of YouTuber This Esme, you can go behind the scenes and find out what happened when she visited a top showjumper, plus don’t miss your chance to win a Charles Owen Esme hat plus This Esme merch in our fab competition. The December issue of PONY mag also comes with an awesome animal scratch art kit!
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