Nurturing your soul by working with horses
"Have you ever thought of having a horse as a fitness partner? Granted, you wouldn’t be able to keep up if the two of you took up jogging. But horses are great companions on the road to health and wellness." ...so starts an article on greenmaplewellness.com. Just click here
to read it.
Willy Nelson offers this profound observation: "When horse accepted man onto his back and chose to carry his burdens, it changed the world....Humanity owes an incalculable debt to the horse."
Thanks to one of FitLink's members for bringing this article to our atttention. She mentioned the following: Horseback riding (particularly without a saddle) is a great way to strengthen not only many of the major muscle groups in the leg, but it also improves balance and coordination, and is remarkably good for core-strengthening. Many people also believe there are emotional and cognitive benefits inherent in working with horses as well.
Enjoy the article (and, hopefully, your next ride on horseback)!