Learning to ride a horse can offer a variety of benefits for your child. Not only can it be a new and exciting experience to ride a four-legged animal (children are naturally attracted to them), but it provides both mental and physical challenges. Ones that will help them in the future, such as: patience, responsibility, discipline, understanding, self-control and dedication. Also, horseback riding is fun, puts children in touch with nature and off the couch / away from technology.
Here are a few reasons why you should enrol your child in horseback riding lessons this summer at Cambrian Equestrian Centre in Carleton Place today.
Horseback riding is an isometric exercise which increases core strength. This directly affects specific muscles including the back, pelvic and inner thigh muscles. Remember, most riders have to maintain a squatting position while they ride, which aids in overall balance on the horse and in day-to-day activities.
1. The mental benefits of horseback riding are equally important to highlight, including: concentration skills, overcoming fear and anxiety, decision-making and goal-setting.
2. Riding a horse outdoors, working in a barn, taking care of a horse’s needs, breathing in the fresh air and connection with nature – all, positively affect a child’s life. Teaching them valuable skills in a healthy environment, while meeting new people that could develop into life-love friendships.
What better way to feed your child’s enthusiasm for horses then spending the summer at Cambrian Equestrian Centre?