Riding/Horsemanship coaching session
$60.00 for 1 hour, $110 for 2 Hours
Youth Riding Program
Horseback riding is a fun recreational activity, but it offers many intrinsic benefits for children as well.
At Well Balanced Horsemanship I utilize the fun of horseback riding as a mode to teach life skills such as communication, reasoning, problem solving, confidence, responsibility, multi tasking, planning ahead and leadership.
Horseback riding improves balance, mental processing, hand-eye coordination, core strength and muscular strength as well as improving physical and mental development
Working with horses has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in many children. In some cases, an improvement in brain-based skills may lead to enhanced learning, memory and problem-solving.
Studies show how the effects of horses can improve children’s learning ability. The movements of the horses during riding may improve learning in children by activating the sympathetic nervous system.
As a child progresses in their horse handling and riding skills, they develop self-confidence and self-assurance.
Horseback riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and easing stress in the mind. Today, where children are exposed to so much external stimuli, they need healthy, and relaxing down time.
The therapeutic and psychological benefits of horse riding can be of equal importance to your child as the physical benefits.
Horse riding as a sport helps in creating a disciplined child. It teaches a lot of self-discipline and can increase your child’s patience levels as well as help define their focus and control.
There are emotional benefits to be derived from horseback riding as well. One of the first things that a young rider learns, is to act confidently in the face of fear and uncertainty. This is because if the rider appears scared of something, the horse senses this and will feel the fear as well. Horses are very sensitive to the emotions of their riders and will often mirror those emotions.
Riding is a brilliant way to bring shy children out of their shells. Children who are by nature timid, often open up around horses. Horses never judge or bully, instead they can seem especially in tune with a rider’s troubles and are a mirror of what we put into them.
Our favorite thing to do is working with youth and teaching them to ride and care for horses. Contact us today and give your child a rewarding opportunity to develop a sense of pride and accomplishment!