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The chance to be in the great outdoors.

3Spring, summer, winter or fall – you can find things to do with horses. As you participate in your various activities, you become so much more a part of the outdoor environment. Although conditions might not always be the best, you learn to work with the weather and appreciate the art work of mother nature. You also learn to take better care of yourself as well as your horses in response to the weather conditions of the season.

The joy of being in the world of horses.

You learn new communication skills when you interact with horses. By their very nature, horses are not the same as the pets we are familiar with. They are large, they are prey animals and they allow us to ride them!

The privilege of being allowed to sit on the back of such a magnificent animal and seeing the world from his perspective.

Life on four legs, several hands high is certainly different than what we are used to! Not only does the act of riding bring us new and (at first) unfamiliar experiences, but the places you can literally go is good enough reason to ride. Thanks to horses and riding, I have traveled all over my own province, in other provinces, and in other countries. Certainly without horses as a reason to pursue these activities, our lives would be lacking.

Exercise that is so similar to our own movement that it is healing for ourselves.

Riding horses gives our body the movement it relishes and needs. In the case of hippotherapy, riding can literally be therapeutic. Also, riding as a sport benefits the body and mind in many ways.

The variety of activities and events you can participate in if you ride a horse.

Once you get involved in the horse world, you will be amazed at all the activities and events that you might participate in! From weekly riding lessons to trail riding to vaulting to fundraising rides – the sky is the limit! There are simply too many events to list here. The clincher is that those who don’t participate in riding do not have the opportunity to even begin to understand such vibrant experiences.

Learning skills that promote coordination, timing, rhythm, balance, core strength and much more.

Skills, skills and skills!

Skill development is one large component of what horseback riding is all about. As you grow as a rider, you’ll be amazed at how your physical abilities progress. You will be sure to improve in all the above areas as well as in your mental skills such as problem-solving and determination.

The self-development process that goes hand-in-hand with skill development.

Self-confidence, self-control, patience, empathy – all these and more traits will be developed as you progress through your riding experiences. There is no way around it. If you ride, you will grow as a human being.

The life-long, ever-changing learning process that is horses and riding.

If you like learning, and feel a pang of excitement when you discover something new, horse riding is for you! The catch is that you would do well to enjoy this feeling of discomfort-before-learning-something-new because it will happen again and again – even years into your riding career!

Learning to problem solve effectively and ride with enough tact to improve the health and well-being of the horse.

There is nothing more motivating to realize that one day, you will ride well enough to be able to give back to the horses you ride. As your skills develop, your aids will support, redirect, enhance and even improve the horse’s natural tendencies. One day, you might notice that your horse is physically healthier and mentally happier because of the riding experiences he receives – from little ol’ you!

The ultimate release, and the feeling of oneness when everything is going right.

Well, though rarely realized, this togetherness is what will keep you coming back for more. Once you feel the connection, you will be able to persevere through every negative experience, setback and obstacle. Because once you have achieved harmony, you will know why you ride.

 

Success stories

Jente Van Campenhout

Mar 03 at 19:02 pm
In India

Pauline celle

Apr 16 at 22:54 pm
Reprendre l'équitation après 10 ans d'arrêt : done. A surenes de février à juin 2017 avec Quarrukiack, Princesse, Sendy, Opaline, Santiage...

Fabiana van der Heiden

Apr 16 at 18:28 pm
My first horse ride was decades ago. I try to ride a horse in every country I visit...

Clair Elliott

Apr 16 at 14:45 pm
been riding since I was 3 years old

Ine Voordeckers

Apr 14 at 13:46 pm
I like it. I do it one of two times in A week

Shannon Kokkonen

Mar 28 at 04:31 am
...

Lara van putten

Mar 27 at 17:57 pm
Leuk

Gin Worley

Mar 17 at 01:27 am
Age 16

Caitlin Breen

Mar 14 at 05:01 am
A lot of fun.

Cherie Stratton

Feb 28 at 10:15 am
...

Szabó Nikolett

Feb 23 at 01:52 am
Szentesen

cherri massey

Feb 07 at 00:26 am
...

Connor Snape

Jan 23 at 20:30 pm
I was four years old

Natalie Gehlert

Jan 22 at 20:41 pm
vor einigen Jahren in nem Camp an der Ostsee

Valene Joshua

Jan 14 at 22:59 pm
epic

meka hall

Jan 12 at 23:54 pm
I was raised around them

Rosalind Pingleton

Jan 12 at 17:02 pm
done

Inês

Jan 12 at 16:13 pm
didn't go that well

Sadhbh Sutton

Jan 11 at 21:27 pm
Done

Kat Stewart

Jan 04 at 23:48 pm
grew up riding horses

Kat Geo

Jan 04 at 21:48 pm
during family vacation

3/ 4

Jan 04 at 21:47 pm
My sister used to do this, and she pulled me in with her. Loved it

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Jan 04 at 20:22 pm
ffff

Marnelle Janse van Rensburg

Dec 26 at 07:22 am
Did it as a kid but my experience wasn't so great :(

Sharon Hudson

Dec 18 at 16:22 pm
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Pınar Kiran Camlica

Nov 21 at 05:03 am
Will come back later to this