Riding results in positive personality traits
For parents wondering if horseback riding is a good sport for your child, researchers say yes. Riding promotes determined, balanced humans that are enthusiastic and structured, according to a new study.
Close contact with horses also requires a higher degree of empathy and sensitivity due to the animals’ subtle body language researchers concluded. They say this especially benefits young children.
The surveyed riders said they felt balanced and happier because of their contact with horses.