Horse riding is an imported sport in Uganda, but the number of people who ride horses is slowly increasing.
One of the enthusiasts who cheer for this game is New Zealand born equestrian champion Natalie McComb.
“Some of them had never seen horses, and none of them had ever ridden, so everyone – all our staff – taught us from the start how to take care of these amazing animals, train and ride them.” “Nile safaris on horseback,” said the runner, director of the equestrian center.
Here at Nile Safari we welcome everyone, young and old, apprentices to elite riders.
Saida Othman has recently been interested in horse riding and is pleased with this activity:
“I love nature, at first, and the horse is a very beautiful animal and communicates well with humans. So I wanted to give it a try.”
To ride a horse for 30 minutes, you have to start with $20, but you have to accumulate hours of training to learn the basics.
Guide Jeremiah Tomokondi explained, “The first step is to trot but you can run without trotting. So if you ride a horse five times, you will learn how to ride.”
While riding in the center, people on horseback have the opportunity to cross the Nile.
A horse can provide many forms of activity, but very few Ugandans are proficient in riding a horse. It will take time to develop it as a sport, especially because it is very expensive and few horses can satisfy the demand of those interested.
“Because of Uganda’s beautiful climate, it is also not something that horses are familiar with, so we have to be very careful about the care of horses. Horses are expensive. They are expensive to buy. Feed them are expensive and all equipment must come from abroad because obviously there is no Something that is made in the country. It is a very specialized sport.” said Natalie McComb, director of the center.
Some of these horses traveled to Kenya to participate in international competitions. A recently created equestrian association is trying to regulate discipline and encourage participation, but for now only those who have the money and time can practice riding.
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