Throwing a leg...
So you have a dirt bike and you are about to head out on your first ride. Are you on your own? Maybe that’s not such a good idea. Take a friend or better still, get to know a group of riders and join them.
Most new riders are introduced to riding through their mates and they have either ridden a road bike or ridden trail bikes as kids. Getting onto dirt for the first time will be a lesson in lack of control with the chance of being ejected from the bike very high, so the initial steps need to be taken slowly. Here, you need to rely on your mates to guide you properly, if they don’t… find new mates.