21 Reasons Why It’s Good to Have a Horse Crazy Kid

Every parent dreads that day when their child begins asking “Please can I have a pony?”. In reality, speaking from my personal childhood experiences, growing up around ponies and horses is actually a very positive environment. It has a huge impact and ability to positively shape and teach our youngsters about life.


  1. Horse riding gives you confidence
  2. Horses teach a sense of responsibility
  3. It builds self confidence and self – esteem
  4. Horses are the biggest commitment
  5. You make life long horse loving friends
  6. It keeps children out of trouble
  7. Teaches them about winning and losing
  8. Riding teaches you empathy
  9. Horses make them get their hands dirty
  10. You always know where they are
  11. Horses provide creative inspiration in many different ways
  12. Riding memories are the ones you don’t forget
  13. The most innocent and pure way a child can have fun
  14. Helps with the social and mental anxiety of puberty and growing up
  15. Keeps them close to nature, outside in the fresh air
  16. Horses instill patience
  17. Learning to ride takes focus
  18. Having a passion away from the classroom builds character
  19. Riding requires athletic ability
  20. Working towards goals and aims encourages drive



Keep Calm And Ride On x0x0x0



3 Comments Add yours

  1. cavalidee says:

    Je confirme qu’un enfant qui a son poney ou son cheval, lui apprend les mille choses de la vie. J’ai eu la chance d’avoir Tosca, à l’âge de 12 ans et c’est bien la meilleure chose qui me soit arrivée dans ma vie d’adolescente… j’en ai 60 ans aujourd’hui et j’y pense encore avec bonheur !


  2. Margaret Hedge says:

    A great escape from a difficult home environment and crazy religion.Horses give emotional connection and” buddy” support!


  3. eileen virginia pearson says:

    I agree completely


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