Keeping a record of your rides is a great way to keep track of progress, highlights, and things you want to work on. Use our free printable horseback riding log to make notes, save details, and create a record of your equestrian adventures.
Keeping Anecdotal Records
I’ll admit: I have not always been a journaler. (Is that a real word?) I am referring to someone who keeps a journal on a regular basis. I tend to be more of a spontaneous journal keeper. However, in the past few years, I have seen the benefits of consistent journaling when it comes to something I want to observe progress (or regression) in regards to.
Sports, fitness, food journeys, mental health and more are all helpful topics to journal about. You don’t have to write pages and pages of updates each day for a journal to be a helpful tool. Simply jotting down a few key details as needed makes a useful anecdotal record. You can look back on the records and see progress, patterns, regression, achievements and more.
Horseback riding and working with horses in general make great topics for an anecdotal journal.
Horseback Riding Log Benefits
Keeping a log (short or detailed) of your rides can be really helpful!
Here are some of the benefits to keeping a log:
- Note progress
- Note regression
- Mark achievements
- Keep track of exercises practiced
- Make simple observations about weather and how your horse reacts to different temperatures, etc
- Note behaviors and possible causes/solutions
- See long-term progress that might not be obvious in the day-to-day
Printable Horseback Riding Log
We made up a horseback riding log that you can print and compile in a binder or notebook. Each page has 2 entry sections and you can print as many pages as you’d like.
You will find prompts to record the following information for each ride:
- Weather type
- Horse you rode
- Duration of ride
- What you worked on
- What went well
- Things you want to improve
Get the printable: Horseback Riding Log
You can download the log right here. This log is an easy-to-open PDF file. You must have a program that can open PDF files in order to open this file (for example, Adobe Acrobat).
NOTE: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.
I hope you enjoy this printable horseback riding log and find it helpful! Be sure to take a look at our other printables while you’re here.
If you give this printable a try, let us know how it worked out for you! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of it. We love seeing our printables “in action!”