If you ask me if riding is for anyone, I’d say yes. However, a more detailed answer would be that it’s your fitness level and willingness to learn that matters most, not your age. It is also possible to learn how to ride at any age, especially if you possess the physical fitness and mental acuity to acquire the necessary skills and do so safely. Most riding schools are capable of accommodating riders of all ages.
The last thing on this 97-year-old woman’s bucket list is to ride a horse once more. And she never thought she would get the chance to do so due to her advancing age. Having long wished to ride a horse one more time, her family finally found a stable that would let her ride one of the best horses in town. This proved that age is just a number to her.
You don’t have to be too old to be an equestrian if you can afford to own or ride a horse and are in good health. No one should be unable to enjoy horses and their health benefits in their 40s, 50s, 60s, or even 70s and beyond.
As long as you’re able to get on the horse, you can learn to ride, whether you’re 30, 40, 50, or even over 97!