No one makes mistakes on purpose, especially ones that would probably be detrimental to yourself or those around you. Equestrians, be it beginners or pros, still make mistakes. If that wasn’t the case, horse competitions wouldn’t be necessary anymore as all riders are flawless and best in show!
Small mistakes can be easily corrected by being more mindful while riding and reminders from your coach or instructor. However, severe mistakes can harm you permanently and possibly your horse as well. No rider is perfect, so it’s best to always check in with yourself and your riding habits to see if some of these common horse riding mistakes can be nipped at the bud straight away.