The age at which your child starts riding can vary, depending on the child's size and maturity. Generally, however, most instructors require children to be at least seven years old before accepting them into a lesson program.Is horseback riding a dangerous sport?
In a June 2002 article on spinal cord injuries in horseback riding published in Nature News, the first sentence under the concluding section is "Horse riding is a dangerous sport.". Indeed, a multitude of statistics exist showing that yes, riding can be dangerous.Does horseback riding tone you up?
The beauty of horse riding is that not only is it fun but it also helps tone your body, especially the core muscles of your legs. Since horse riding is a mixture of mental and physical exercise it is a great way to relax and unwind. It helps improve hand-eye coordination, as well.