Did you know?
The word chivalry, meaning gallant warriors or gentlemen, comes from "cheval" the French word for horse. Horses also have very long memories, if you treat them kindly they remember you as a friend for as long as they live!
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3 reasons to get into Horse Riding
Horse riding is great exercise
Kids have loads of energy and horse riding can be a really rewarding way for them to exercise in the outdoors while at the same time helping them to develop a love of nature that they will carry through life. Riding a horse at full gallop is a similar level of exercise to roller blading or squash!
Caring for a horse teaches responsibility
Almost everyone loves horses and whether you own one outright or you look after one on a part time basis there's a lot of looking after to be done. From feeding to grooming and exercising them, kids can be taught what it means to be responsible and care for an an animal. Feeding, cleaning and exercising? It sounds a bit like looking after kids!
It is a wonderful social setting
At riding centres children take classes together and some stables even cater specifically for youth riders. Interacting with like minded children in a fun, outdoor setting can be a great way for children to make friends and develop social confidence.
When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.