Tour to Mongolia - Horseback riding in Mongolia is definitely one of the tours you should do in the country.
However, no matter how well you are experienced of horseback riding we have a certain rules before you to reach our horses.
Mongolian horses are bred and herded in the open and live in a feral state, thus all riders should take the following precautions.
When approaching the horse, have your horse guide hold the reins and come up to the horse guide`s right-hand side.
When mounting, always approach the horse from the left side, towards it`s chest/as opposed to its rear.
When mounting the horse, put your left foot in the other stirrup and swing your right leg over without touching the horse`s rear and tip of your right foot in the other stirrup.
When the horse starts to move, hold the rein with your right hand, gently say “Chu” and guide your reins according to the direction you want your horse to move/right, left, straight on, etc/.
When riding the horse, observe the ground for any holes, ditches, knolls, stray garbage, metal wires etc. That might cause the horse to shy and scare.
Refrain from suddenly quickening the pace, sharply pulling the reins or whipping the horse.
When mounting or dismounting, always have your horse guide help you.
Refrain from petting or stretching the neck, head or other parts of the horse.
When going downhill do not quicken the pace or gallop.
When not riding, do not get close to the backside of the horse.
When riding the horse along wet terrain, gently pull on the reins or keep them relatively tight due to the fact that the horses tend to have weaker leg then, which may cause them to stumble or fall.
When riding the horse, be wary of anything might fall from you or be blown away by the wind, such as your hat, scarf, handkerchief, binoculars, camera, knapsack, bag etc.
When riding the refrain from carrying anything with you that crackles or makes other excessive noises.
Please abide by the rules stated above and keep in mind that if, as a consequence of not following the rules stated above, the tourist injures himself or herself, she/he will take full responsibility.