Music to ride to


Music is all around us. We put on music when cleaning the house, having a party or driving the car so why not while we’re riding? Playing music while riding has a number of benefits such as providing a sort of “white noise” so that the horse isn’t distracted by every little creak and bump (or at this time of the year, snow sliding off of the roof of the indoor arena!) It is also great background noise for those who ride alone.  If you do not have a radio close by, there are a number of devices you can use to take music wherever you go, be it on your phone or mp3 player, or through portable speakers.

music and horses

For myself, having music make the time go by quicker when I’m putting conditioning miles on my horse.  It also shakes things up a bit as I try to ride in time to the music. Although I’m a die-hard country fan, my ideal riding playlist includes a bit of rock and pop too, just because they have great beats to ride to.


My Riding Playlist

Luke Bryan – Country Girl (Shake It For Me)

U2 – Vertigo

Garth Brooks – Ain’t Goin Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)

Europe – The Final Countdown

Tim Hicks – Here Comes the Thunder

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Ariana Grande – Break Free

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Jimmy Eat World – The Middle

Avicii – Wake Me Up

Kip Moore – Wild Ones

Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)

Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us

DJ Khalid – All I Do Is Win

Saliva – Click Click Boom

Missy Elliot – Lose Control

Eric Church – The Outsiders

Sam Hunt – House Party

Chase Rice – Ready Set Let’s Roll

Lady Gaga – Applause

Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good


What would you include on your riding playlist?

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April 5, 2016 |

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