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Tips on Equestrian Horseback Riding Safety

Tips on Equestrian Horseback Riding Safety

Tips on Equestrian Horseback Riding SafetyHorseback riding has been one of the leisure activities and sports that people love since time immemorial. However, just like any activity, it may pose a threat to a horse rider’s safety especially if the rider is somewhat careless.

Not all accidents and mishaps occur while you are riding a horse. It can also happen when you are grooming or feeding your horse. Most common types of injuries related to horseback riding are sprain, bruises, dislocations and head injuries. Long term injury, such as being in coma or even death happens more than we care to realize.

However, this should not hinder you in pursuing your passion for horseback riding especially since many Wellington equestrian trails are safe for riding on.

Here are some basic tips to ensure your safety:

  • Always wear a helmet. You should never think about riding a horse without head gear especially if it is your first time to ride a certain horse. It must be securely fastened. Another important thing is that a helmet should be replaced immediately after any fall or significant impact.
  • Always wear properly fitted boots.
  • Wear non-skid gloves and properly fitted riding clothes. Do not wear anything baggy.
  • Wear body-protecting gear to prevent any fractures in the ribs.
  • Have a correctly matched boot-stirrup combo; this will help you prevent your feet being trapped in the stirrup.
  • Do not make any unnecessary noise while the horse is around you. It stresses the horse and may cause it to go amok. Do not play pranks towards your horse. Horses are sensitive and can easily get stressed.
  • Always remember that though many horses are tamed no horse is 100% safe. Always be cautious in dealing with horses.

Of course, if you are interested in developing your own ranch or equestrian property in Wellington call Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135 today. We’ll help you look for a Wellington equestrian property that will make your dreams come true!

Wellington Equestrian Properties | Horse Farms | Horse Ranches | Barns and Estates

Wellington Equestrian Properties | Horse Farms | Horse Ranches | Barns and Estates

Wellington Florida is the equestrian capital of the world so it is no surprise that you will find the best in horse properties here. 

Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival which takes place annually here. Wellington is also home to International Polo and Dressage events. 

Many equestrian riders, trainers and owners come to Wellington each year for the winter equestrian season which begins in November and goes through April of the following year. But many equestrian families, groups, couples and singles also make Wellington their full time residence and ride horses all year round. This is possible because of our great weather in South Florida. 

Wellington equestrian properties come in all sorts of sizes and prices. You can have your grooms stay in a condo you buy here for under $200,000 and be a short drive to the showgrounds. You can buy a horse farm in Wellington that will start at about $1,000,000 and go up to $38,000,000 for a complete farm with riding rings, stables, paddocks, grooms quarters and be hacking distance to the showgrounds. If you don’t mind driving your horses to the showgrounds you can find nice equestrian mini farms and ranches for under $1,000,000 on one to two acres of property. 

Some of the nicest and most efficient horse barns you will find are located right here in Wellington Florida. Never leave Wellington upon a visit without first taking a tour of the acreage and unplatted sections of Wellington where you will discover amazing horse ranches, farms and estates. One of the comments is that the horses live better than their owners in these spectacular horse estates. 

Wellington was voted in the top 100 best places to live in 2010 and we believe it just keeps getting better and better. Wellington is an affluent home town community with great parks, schools and shopping centers. 

We have over 100 miles of private and public bridle trails within our community of Wellington. We have over 580 Equestrian farms, 57 Polo fields and 340 sand rings. 

We welcome you to contact Nestor Gasset or Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135 to discover more about Wellington Equestrian Properties- Wellington welcomes equestrians. Join us today and make your move to Wellington Florida. 

Grand Prix of Wellington – One of the Best Places for Equestrians to Settle

Grand Prix of Wellington – One of the Best Places for Equestrians to Settle

Grand Prix of Wellington may actually refer to either of two equestrian neighborhoods in this corner of Florida. When you start roaming the beautiful streets of Wellington Florida, you may eventually notice that road signs are pointing to two directions when it comes to Grand Prix Farms. If, however, you are looking for a neighborhood that can offer a private, quiet, and luxurious lifestyle for you and your loved ones to enjoy then you have come to the right place to finally settle down.

The first of these two neighborhoods, Grand Prix Village, is just a stone’s throw away from Pierson Road. Grand Prix Village is every horseman’s – or horsewoman’s – dream come true because its wonderful range of amenities include features that are specifically designed to provide greater ease and comfort for those who count horseback riding as their ultimate pleasure.

The Grand Prix Village is hacking distance from the Winter Equestrian Festival’s show grounds. When the Winter Equestrian Festival begins, equestrians from all over the country – and the world even – come to Wellington in order to compete for dressage as well as hunter or jumper events.

Last but certainly not the least, professional players from all around visit one of Florida’s most beautiful areas in order to have themselves crowned as victors in polo championships – a game which most people today consider fit only for royalty and those belonging to the crème de la crème of society.

The facilities of Grand Prix Village, as mentioned earlier on, include those designed to provide comfort even for your stallions, mares, and ponies. The community currently has two well-equipped barns to provide shelter for your ride. These barns offer a total of 8 tack rooms, 64 stalls, 4 expansive paddocks, and 2 manure bins. There are also four sand rings as well as ample parking space available for homeowners who prefer the luxury of driving to the barn when checking on their horses.

If you are interested in viewing the other Grand Prix neighborhood, which is simply called the Grand Prix Farms then you should just search for Lake Worth Road and continue until you reach Via Christina, which is where this gated community is located. It also happens to  be right next door to Equestrian Club, another expansive and lovely gated community in the area.

Ultimately, Grand Prix of Wellington – whichever village you do end up choosing – is the kind of place that a person will never regret living in.