Benefits of Horseback Riding for Kids

At TOP Ranch, we all know how much fun horseback riding is, but many other benefits can be reaped from this activity. Believe it or not, most of the skills you acquire while riding will be transferred to other aspects of life!

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Benefits include:

Responsibility, which is learned from caring for the horses.

Patience, self-discipline, open-mindedness, trust and respect are all crucial while learning how to ride each new horse.

-Increased self-confidence from grasping a new skill and learning to control something much larger than you.

-Being close to nature can be a wonderful stress reliever.

-Building an emotional connection with a horse, who can make a great judgment-free companion!

-Physical benefits such as improved coordination, motor function, balance and reflexes, increased muscle mass and joint mobility, improved circulation and visual space perception, and stimulation of sensory integration.

The best part is, horseback riding is a hobby you can continue to enjoy throughout life! It is never too late to learn!

 

 

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