Why Horse Riding Is An Awesome Adventure

Horses have been used as transportation for centuries. A lot of history was set on a horse's back. You too have opportunity to tap into this living history and relive the adventure of cowboys herding cattle across plains, Native Americans chasing buffalo, knights jousting or just plainly take a horse for a ride, because riding a horse was and is a great adventure. Here are more reasons why horse riding is a great adventure even in this age of technological advancement.

1. Horse riding is your passport to amazing locations not assessable by foot or any vehicle. There are some wildlife preserves and sanctuaries that only a horse can trod on. Mainly because horses impose very little to disturbance to the eco system. Believe it or not, a human's lighter steps passing through protected rainforests are more dangerous than a horse's hooves.

2. Horse riding brings about a different kind of learning. There is something about horses that fascinates man. It's that gentle look in their eyes, their loyalty, and their ability to heed a rider's gesture and call for manoeuvring that is just so full of strength and grace. When getting involved with horses, you will definitely learn how to ride one of these amazing creatures, but you will also learn how to care and respect them. During my riding days riding a horse was an adventure, soon I realized the bond between you and your steed is the greatest adventure of all. You and your horse go through tests of loyalty, obedience and camaraderie.

3. It's a great activity for the whole family and a perfect activity to meet and make new friends. Horse riding exudes such a friendly environment even in sporting competitions.

4. Riding a horse is a great adventure for both young and young at heart. It's a great form of exercise that anyone can engage in. Riding horses is a great way to improve balance and enhance coordination. The mere fact of staying on the horse while it is mobile is a challenge in itself! This activity tightens the abdominal muscles, elongates shoulder and back muscles as well as leg muscles. It develops quick thinking and exercises your reflexes. Horse riding is a feel good sport that never ceases with personal achievement for the rider.