BENEFITS OF RIDING
1. Trust – where else can a 60 lb. child or 135 lb. adult control a 1,000 lb. horse? The rider must learn to trust the horse will keep her safe and the horse must trust as the rider climbs on his back, that the person won’t hurt him. Trusting each other is a huge step in bonding with your horse.
2. Forgiving – nothing is perfect when riding a horse. Both rider and horse can make mistakes. Horse and rider learn to forgive each other’s mistakes.
3. Responsibility – caring for a 1,000 lb. the animal takes a lot of work. There is grooming, exercising, feeding, cleaning out the stall (ugh), and of course, although not work, loving the horse. Yes, even horses need love. If this isn’t done, well you know what happens as a horse can’t take care of himself. A lot more work in taking care of a horse than a dog or cat.
4. Keeping in shape – riding gives a great cardiovascular workout. It promotes good posture, muscle strength, balance, motor skills, and coordination.
5. Confidence – controlling a 1,000 lb. animal to walk, turn, trot, and canter will certainly give you a strong sense of confidence.
6. Increases Socialization – making new friends in the barn includes other students, barn staff and most importantly, your trainer. Many barn buddies, remain friends for life, even being in each other’s weddings. Maybe at some point, you might want to compete in a horse show. The horse show community is very social and FUN! You meet people from other States and get to talk about what else, horses. Kids even play “horse” at horse shows, go figure It’s family!!!
With all these incredible benefits and many more, maybe it’s time for you or your child to saddle up, climb on a horse and ride. If you would love too but don’t know how to let C&G Ranch help you. Give us a call ( see Contact Us) and sign up for a lesson.
We are offering all first-time clients an introductory offer of: Buy 2 lessons, get one lesson free