If you want to start ride a pony this is not something that you should simply decide and do the next day. Once you make the decision you need to first make sure that you are both trained and equipped for the task.
What do you need?
Find out what you need in order to ride a pony. Doing your research on the equipment needed will be helpful. This is important because you cannot just get on a pony without being equipped for the task. Planning ahead would be a good idea. For example, if you need to purchase pony saddles you need to know where to find the best ones.
You also need to make sure that you are financially able to make the purchase. Therefore, planning ahead is a good idea as this will give you the time to plan how you are going to afford the riding equipment that you need. It is also important that you do not purchase just any riding equipment as the equipment should be of good quality in order for it to be effective.
Another aspect to consider is the clothes in which you ride in. You cannot ride in just any clothes as there are specific clothes used for riding for a reason. For instance, the clothes you wear when riding can play a role in your safety. Wearing the right type of clothes can aid in making you feel comfortable and confident when you are riding. This is important because you cannot think about adjusting your clothes while riding as you should instead focus on the task at hand.
If you were to adjust your clothes while riding it could cause you to get distracted. While riding, instead of focusing on your clothes you should instead focus on aspects such as your technique and grip. Wearing the right type of clothes is important as it can improve the effectiveness of your riding which would likely allow you to ride better. Therefore, it is vital that you put safety and effectiveness above looking stylish while riding.
Once you have gotten the needed equipment and clothes you are still not ready for riding just yet. It is very important that you get riding lessons. You should not just watch a video of someone riding and think you are ready to ride. Riding requires many aspects, one being technique. Especially if you are a beginner you will need to be taught which technique is best to use.
You will also need to know the rules when riding as there could be certain things that you should do and certain things you should not do. It is also important to learn the safety precautions to take when riding.
Mastering the techniques to ride safely and learning the right grip all takes practice therefore learning all of this cannot be done in one day as it may take a few classes before you are ready to ride independently. However, you should not rush the process. Even if you are slow to learn, taking your time to learn the right way to ride is worth it.