Horseback riding offers your Homeschool child(ren) a lot of benefits, just to name a few
· Physical education
· Therapy for children with emotional, and learning challenges
· Teaches responsibility
· Builds confidence
· Creates a sense of freedom
· Social interaction with other riders
Horseback riding provides your child with physical education hours you can log as part of the student’s coursework. Horseback riding........
· ...improves balance
· ...strengthens many muscle groups
· ...provides a slight aerobic workout for the rider
· ...improves flexibility and posture
Parents often choose to Homeschool because they have a child with a physical or learning challenge. The American Equestrian Alliance states that horseback riding can be helpful for children dealing with physical challenges and can help improve balance, muscle strength, and flexibility.
One of the main daily concerns Homeschoolers are facing is the question of proper socialization. Horseback riding provides them with the opportunity to interact with other Homeschoolers or Non-Homeschoolers. Horseback riding can also help a Homeschooler to gain confidence and a sense of responsibility through learning horse care and upkeep, while enjoying the sense of freedom riding a horse will bring.