Horse riding day trips are a great way to spend the day with your family and friends. Horse riding offers a great workout for both the mind and the body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and easing stresses on the mind. Most kids are attracted to horses because of their nature which adds to the advantages of horse riding as a family. You will find equestrian centres and horse riding venues that cater for novices to more experienced riders, in Gauteng.
Horse riding activities for all levels of experience
Yes some of us a little apprehensive about riding horses or anything really but when you have friendly, helpful organisers and staff quelling your fears, you are bound to enjoy every minute. The views at these equestrian centres are breathtaking, just what every parent needs after a long week. Connecting with your family and the horses is therapeutic as well so do give it a try. Novice riders will be guided and helped a long while more advanced riders are free to feel the wind in their hair! Kids are also either lead or accompanied so there’s real peace of mind.
Equestrian centres in beautiful country settings
You’ll notice that these centres are situated in serene, natural settings around Gauteng. A relaxed day out in nature is just what every city slicker needs after a busy week at work and school. Check out the listings to see if they allow picnics and braais and perhaps even romantic packages for couples who need a break. Some venues may also have jungle gyms, play areas and other facilities for kids to play freely.
Benefits of horse riding for kids
Aside from the interaction with horses, there are so many good things about horse riding that will benefit young people.
- It develops confidence and control as well as good balance and core strength.
- Kids are naturally attracted to horses and this encourages a love for animals.
- Horses make wonderful childhood companions and amazing memories.
- It also assists in developing stronger muscles as well as muscle tone and concentration.
Pony interaction for the littlies
Many equestrian centres offer pony interaction for little kids which they absolutely love! Kids will get to feed and possibly groom the ponies for a short while. Pony parties are especially fun for preschool aged kids and toddlers. Click here for other party theme ideas.
Horse riding extra murals
Horse riding lessons are fast becoming more and more popular as extra-curricular activities with kids these days. Even adults enjoy the many benefits from horse riding and horse riding lessons. You will find equestrian centres and horse riding
venues that cater for novices to more experienced riders, in Gauteng.
Therapeutic benefits of horse riding are numerous. Kids who struggle with concentration, have been diagnosed with ADHD or have disabilities can all enjoy the calming feeling of interacting and riding horses. They will see a marked improvement in their coordination, muscle tone and concentration. Click here
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