We strive to teach a child in a playful way how to handle the horse. Having fun with each other and the horse the highest priority at Hingarden. You don’t have to be the best, you are enough the way you are. The fact that horse riding can make a positive contribution to the development of a child is a bonus.
At first glance, horse riding may seem like just a fun activity, but there are so many more benefits and learning opportunities.
1. Physical and mental health and fitness
Physical activity is critical for optimal child development and horse riding offers a unique, challenging and fun way of moving in the great outdoors with friends. All muscle groups are activated by the movement of the horse, and you develop strength, endurance and better coordination.
The bond that develops between horse and child can also have tremendous psychological benefits that help reduce anxiety and increase emotional resilience.
2. Life experiences
The best way to learn important life lessons is through experience.
Falling off the horse and getting back on again takes persistence, learning to deal with your fear and developing empathy for the horse. Hard work brings success and rewards. These are valuable life lessons that will serve the child well in their future.