Riding for Adults: Why Should You Learn Horseback Riding? Part I


For the fulfillment of childhood dreams;

Developing societies put a bar of activities that one must accomplish as one ages. Most people are just satisfied as being conformists, if you don’t start achieving what is expected you might be considered as strange or peculiar; however these expectations may differ in different societies.

If we step astray from conformation somehow the disapproving looks start appearing. But, to achieve the life you want too much conformity impedes it. Don’t be afraid to let your own uniqueness become the path of your dreams.

Flashes of inspiration can come from any aspect of our lives. In an instant you may find the feeling of being uplifted by something that triggers passion within you, it can be a song from a radio, from a line you were reading in a book, or a picture. It can be anything. Somehow they transform into seeds that ignites a specific dream in your heart.

Dreams are uniquely shaped because everyone lives in different circumstances. The blessings you shall reap out of pursuing those dreams can bring a different sense of joy and fulfillment that only you can experience. Our emotions are a wonderful guide as to where our thinking is focused, which helps shape these dreams. If your focus is on what you don’t want you’re probably not going to feel good. But if your focus is on what you do want then you might start feeling great.

Probably when you were still a little younger, you thought yourself leading a different kind of life. But as some things started to be expected out of you, you chose a different path instead of the one you dreamt of. As we learn to control our instinctual life by intellection, we more and more renounce as unprofitable the formation of intense wishes as are natural to childhood.

When you were younger you might have gotten entranced by movies such as Black Beauty, Flicka, or Seabiscuit, seeing there beauty and majestic elegance made you wish you had a beautiful horse yourself that you can be friends with and just have a wonderful time together. Maybe because of responsibilities and duties, you begun setting aside that childish yearn.

In order for inspiration from the dreams of our hearts to take hold again and grow into joyous mature dreams, you must have faith and stop thinking negatively that they can’t be achieved just because time has caught hold of you. As sparks of a dream begin to crystallize into reality once more, it attracts other forces which can help it materialize, as what the Law of Attraction states. It’s never too late to accomplish a dream, it never had an age limit!

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

A different and interesting way to exercise;

Parks and green spaces make an important contribution to physical health by providing places for walking, for playing, for sports, and for the welfare of good mental health. An extensive body of evidence exist that links the simple viewing of ‘natural’ scenes like woodlands as tools for relieving stress and for feelings of wellness. It offers breathing space from the strains of modern life.

There are clear physical benefits from riding horses that can be noticed in a relatively short period of time, you might think that it’s only the horse doing all the exercise. I’m afraid though that you are mistaken. Equestrianism is one of Great Britain’s top five Olympic and Paralympic sports. Riding has become an extremely popular sport and the equestrian industry is continuously growing. It is proven to engage all types and ability of participant which does not discriminate age. Indeed, it is becoming a new way to stay in shape. Even if you don’t constantly ride your steed, the fact that you need to groom it, clean its stall, and shovel hay for food, will already give you enough exercise to ensure you will be healthier.

Therapeutic riding is used to mentally and physically stimulate disabled people. It helps by improving their balance and coordination skills, as well as increasing their self-confidence in ways that give them more sense of freedom and independence. In hippotherapy, a therapist uses the horse’s movement to improve their patient’s cognitive, coordination, balance and motor skills, whereas therapeutic horseback riding uses specific riding skills.

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

Aleister Crowley

Parental participation in a child’s activities;

Just like with any relationship, to build a positive relationship between a parent and a child it is one that requires work and effort. But nowadays due to surmounting economic pressures, parents as a result experience longer working hours or sometimes turn to doing multiple jobs. Our 24/7 market has created a work culture that never goes to sleep. These hours should have been spent at home and time together with children to bond families stronger.

The internet if used well can be a great tool, but all the while it has become a massive exposure to all kinds of information, particularly those that can be unhealthy or beyond the scope of a child’s developmental age. It has placed parents in the untenable position of battling outside influences that tear at the parent-child relationship and family values.

All relationships are built upon contact that is characterized by caring, dependability, trust, empathy, and acceptance. Relationships that are not tended to and nurtured on a regular basis become problematic and eventually erode so it is very important to make time that is separate from disciplining your child or doing tasks that are categorized as chores. What’s more if asked whether you know your child’s likes, dislikes, choice of activities, will you be able to answer well? Do you know your child’s friends, what they do together, or what kinds of struggles they encounter?

Children need to believe that they are a priority in your life. They grow up very fast so every day is quite special. Things like telling them you love them, teaching them about your faith and beliefs, or having dates regularly, can come a long way in helping them develop a stable personality. Think creatively of activities for surely they will be the ones remembered most.

Horseback riding is an activity that lets them engage with the beauty of nature and away from everyday technologies that normally engulf their lives. Learning horseback riding will provide skills that your child will later appreciate in his life. Like any pets, horses need care and patience, in which nurturing a horse may develop attitudes of dedication and perseverance, among many others to a child. It’s a great way to share quality time with your child while learning something new, for it can be educational and very fun at the same time which is a great way to enjoy each other’s company while creating a stronger bond between you two.¬†

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings

The desire for a new hobby;

A hobby is an activity that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation. Personal fulfillment is the aim wherein it is mainly for the exercising of interest rather than for financial reward.

From the expression “to ride one’s hobby-horse”, meaning “to follow a favorite pastime”, came the word hobby in the modern sense, as a person’s recreation. It was a wooden or wickerwork toy made to be ridden just like a real horse.

What may start as a hobby for some people can turn out as their profession or means of livelihood. A desire to become part of a new hobby arises from a need to change ones current lifestyle. It is a great way to learn new skills, gain knowledge, as well as meet people who appreciate the same interest. In order to appreciate life, we should have a separate time for activities outside work and also from main responsibilities and duties.

Riding as a sport developed from the style of mounted knights in the medieval period. Equestrianism became the art of riding and handling a horse nowadays.

Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to …Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended; that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 

To Overcome a fear;

Everyone has felt a little anxious at one time or another. It may have been when you were dealing with issues of work, school, or relationships with family, friends, or significant others. Anxiety is a vague unpleasant emotional state with qualities of apprehension, distress, and uneasiness.

It is said that there are three basic conditions which elicit anxiety: overstimulation, wherein a person is flooded with information that lets him jump to many assumptions; cognitive incongruity, wherein a person has difficulty reconciling with some event; and response unavailability, wherein that person doesn’t know how to handle a certain difficult situation.

Humans experience a kind of inborn fight or flight response. An adaptive response when one is confronted with an event that threatens their survival. Loss of control refers to a situation when there are unpredictable or uncontrollable events in one’s life which lead to anxiety and/or depression. As a result, feelings of helplessness develop. Fear is a conditioned response to pain, it is an emotional response to a known or definite threat. So, there is a difference between real and imagined danger.

Some people might have tried their luck at riding a horse when they were young and suffered a bad fright which might’ve rooted from a lack of proper instruction. By getting back in the saddle with a highly trained instructor on a calm and gentle horse, our facilities at Avalon Reign Training Center offer the safest environment to learn horseback riding again. Face and overcome your fear!

A man who says he has never been scared is either lying or else he’s never been to any place or done anything.

Louis L’Amour

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Source by Glenn Manlupig

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