Horseback riding is a wonderful activity for both young and old. Better yet, it can be beneficial to your health.
It has been proven that by combining both rhythm and balancing, such as horseback riding, can help stabilize and relax the sensory system. There are many studies that have been done regarding the physical and mental benefits of interacting with horses and it only takes a second to notice the difference in the way that you feel, just walking up to a horse.
The best selling book, The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son, by Rupert Isaacson was just published this past spring. When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor’s horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. Rupert is now bringing equine therapy to help autistic children in Britain. Amazing story!
Fall is the perfect time to get back on the saddle again! You’ll be glad you did.
Until next time.