Horse riding refers to the skill and sport of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.
In the beginning, horses were wild untamed animals. But on the day when a first human jumped onto the back of a horse and observed the world from that height, the timeline of horseback riding history was changed forever. Humans and horses have a long, interrelated history, yet no one is truly certain when and where horses were first domesticated and ridden. The history of a horse goes back 50 million years, to a small animal named Hyracotherium which lived in North America.
Just the opportunity to be with horses and become a part of their world, throws us right into boots and leads to the barn with desire to hop in the saddle. With a clatter of their hooves and the heat of their breath we enter a magical world that we knew as children, at least in our imagination.Whether you are an experienced rider or it is your first encounter with horses, you’ll carry lasting memories home. Friends, good or even best, can come and go, but a horse to which you give care and love will become most loyal of all.
Benefits of horseback riding therapy can improve your condition, strength, motor skills, reflexes and increase chances of recovery from some diseases.
Do not forget to bring a carrot to make friends faster.