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Equestrian hobby teaches different skills
You learn a lot of skills with horses. Most of these, of course, consist of the skills needed with horses, but in addition to them, horses teach people much more. Working with animals develops many aspects in humans and that is why it is such a recommended hobby for any child, young person or adult.
Nowadays, a lot of things are done on mobile devices, such as gaming and Finnish browsing. Gaming is common in all forms. However, if using a smart device and staring at the screen is not essential, pointing at the horses is the perfect option. The garage doesn’t have much time to look at the phone, which is actually a wonderful variation on the power of modern devices.
Hobby with horses benefits anyone and the benefits can be so great that the impact can be seen in all aspects of life. If you have the opportunity to go horse riding, you should definitely try it. Many may return to the animals in adulthood. With horses, you will easily find yourself comfortable and relaxed. Horses are mostly calm animals whose sign language is interesting to follow and interpret. You can experience something unique with them.
Horses teach responsibility
In the stables, of course, you learn primarily about animal care, but also about responsibility. Caring for horses involves a wide variety of tasks such as brushing, feeding, and cleaning the stables. At the stable, you will quickly learn how to treat your horses and why certain care measures should be taken. In stables, enthusiasts are usually encouraged to take the initiative and are taught the right ways to act.
In riding schools, horses are cared for under the guidance of professionals. This, in turn, is beneficial for the rest of your life, as the same skills can be used later in life elsewhere. Once horses have been learned to care for, the same will certainly happen to many other animals. In addition, working with horses develops interaction, leadership skills, and authority management.
Caring for horses also teaches responsibility. Care should be taken every day, because live animals do not know whether it is Christmas or Midsummer. The care of horses therefore requires an enthusiasm from the enthusiast in the sense that all the work tasks assigned must be performed as agreed. Taking responsibility is especially important, and even if responsibility is one of the things a learner learns at first, it does learn through practice.
Learning responsibility is important to anyone, as that skill is also needed in working life. There are sure to be situations in everyone’s life where responsibility is asked. What better way to say that he was responsible for the stable of horses.
Horses are therapeutic animals
Horses are used for other purposes in addition to traditional equestrian sports. Namely, they are great, therapeutic animals. Horses are used a lot for rehabilitation purposes and can help with both physical and mental rehabilitation.
In Finland, horse therapy is usually provided by private parties or small companies. Horses are used for the rehabilitation of both children and adults, for example in mental health matters. Horses can help a person face different emotions. The horse listens. As a therapeutic animal, the horse produces a unique joy for man, and thus horses give man a positive feeling, even though everyday life was heavy. By its nature, the horse causes concentration and care.
A horse can be a great help to a depressed person. The horse does not judge and accept man as it is. Being with a horse can be completely your own self, with all its pros and cons.
Horses are also used to help treat memory disorders. With a pop in the stable and the presence of horses, the mentally ill have been able to enjoy their day. In addition, the well-being of memory patients has improved significantly as they have been able to do meaningful chores with these calm therapy animals. An increase in self-efficacy with horses has even been observed in dementia patients. Sometimes dementia patients can forget about basic life skills, but when they are busy with horses, patients can memorize different functions.
Horses are very important animals in rehabilitation and their use actually saves on other costs. Although the so-called physical work use of horses today is low due to modern work machines and vehicles, a different kind of benefit has been found to be invaluable in horses.
This article was originally published on Playsson.net in Finnish.