Horses are amazing teachers. And proof of their value abound. For instance, college students participating in equestrian sports rank the highest of all student athletes with an average 3.3 GPA (an average freshman is 2.54). While a higher GPA is ideal, there are other subtler, but just as important, benefits that interacting with a horse can do for your children.
The idea that horses can help turn kids into responsible and confident adults is no surprise to some amazing mom bloggers out there. A few of our favorite posts about horse ownership and equine activities include “10 Reasons Your Teenage Daughter Should Own a Horse” from the wonderful blog Conversations Over Coffee, and, “Because My Daughter Grew Up with Horses” by Tracy Meisenbach. We were so inspired that our own team of moms at TimeToRide.com put together our top five reasons for engaging in horse activities.
Don’t own a horse but want to reap the benefits of having your child interact with one? Visit www.timetoride.com to find a horse event or stable near you and start building memories (and all of that great confidence) today. Come share your stories and photos with us on our social sites including Facebook, Twitter (_timetoride) and Pinterest.