If you’re an equestrian than you already know how valuable horses are for children. If you’re not, you will be surprised to find out how effective horse engagement can be. Children are typically attracted to horses, and that makes them an excellent alternative to videogames or just surfing on the internet nonstop.
Horseback riding connects children more with nature and it can be appreciated alone or in groups. Taking care of a horse or pony can promote a lot of positive qualities in a child, including reliability, responsibility, tolerance, level-headedness, compassion, and kindness. Horses just respond to what their rider does. Riding allows kids to realize how their decisions, reactions, and behaviors influence the horses around them.
Riding improves a child’s focus and energy because when you are riding, you focus all your energy on it. This solid concentration shows up later up in kids to help them in school assignments. Not only that, but riding is a wonderful exercise and aside from its aerobic perks, riding also helps children perfect equilibrium, coordination, and versatility.
Furthermore, the exercises involved in caring for a horse grooming, hefting buckets and seats, cleansing stalls—can also be a great upper-body workout. In the video shown below, you will see a beautiful little girl who can’t stop taking care of her adorable horse. She is stroking him and it really looks like the horse is enjoying it a lot. There’s nothing more beautiful than observing such an incredible bond between a young girl and a horse. Watch the video below for more!