Horses – very graceful, clever, beautiful, independent and noble animals, familiar to every person since childhood. Horse riding is a nice way for active pastime and getting good emotions.
Feeling the atmosphere of the ride, you will get new impressions, imagining yourself as a member of the aristocracy, have the connection with nature and open the world of these amazing creatures.
While riding you can get many skills and learn new interesting facts about them, which you couldn’t even suspect. Well-experienced instructors will teach you all the rules unless you will develop the sense f trust with your horse.
When tried it once, some people can’t live without horses anymore, so they take horse riding as a new hobby. It’s perfect for keeping fit and is believed to be one of the most beautiful kinds of sport.
A horse isn’t only a constant friend, it’s a real healer. Hippotherapy, or horse treatment, in very popular in Europe, especially in Finland. Horse riding makes positive changes in physical and mental human conditions. Going on a ride you will spend much energy, as all the groups of muscles work while doing it.
It has many benefits for your health and excellent therapeutic qualities: you spend time in the fresh air, it straightens your posture improves the speed of reactions and coordination of moving.
Dr. Alison Stout, DO, fellowship director at Evergreen Sport and Spine Center in Kirkland, Washington, has ridden since she was nine years old.
“Horseback riding is a great way to exercise different parts of the body,” she says, “And it can be challenging and make feeling calm at the same time.”
Dr. Stout mentioned some of the health benefits:
Core Strength: “Horseback riding is an isometric exercise, which means it uses specific muscles to stay in certain positions, in this case, keeping balanced on the horse,” Dr. Stout explained. “As a result, postural strength becomes very important in horseback riding.”
Balance and Coordination: “Staying balanced becomes more challenging the faster and more quickly the horse moves,” she says. Cantering or galloping and jumping, for example, are much more difficult than a simple jog or trot. The rider must develop coordination skills to move the body with the horse in order to help the horse stay balanced.
Mental exercise: “There are many mental benefits to horseback riding,” Dr. Stout adds. “There’s a confidence that comes from learning how to handle and interact with this huge animal”.
Horse riding trip is a nice solution for a romantic date – a touching way to tell about your intimate feelings, to stay tete-a-tete with your beloved person and go deep into the atmosphere of tenderness. It will be magic and unforgettable to make a proposal or add horse riding to your wedding ceremony.
A valuable gift after such a fantastic day, full of sincere feelings, is making a photoshoot: well-groomed wise animals, picturesque views of nature and a couple in love – what can be better? Little children can take a ride on a pony, so whole families can go on fairy-tale trips together.
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