A few nights ago, I saw guys on horses cantering across campus (yes, Temple’s campus) at 10:30 at night. This is obviously not a typical occurrence, and as such it got me really excited. It also got me thinking about horseback riding.
Horses smell weird, especially during the summer. Thus, my favorite time to go horseback riding is during the fall, when there are less bugs, more scenic and romantic routes, and less opportunities to be outside. Though it’s an expensive hobby, it’s one of my favorite things to do and I highly recommend that you find some time to do it this season. If you need extra incentive…it’s good for you!
- It develops balance. Balance naturally engages your muscles and improves your posture. Better posture makes you look longer and leaner.
- Increases muscle flexibility
- Exercises leg muscles and lower abdominal muscles. Legs are fully engaged and regular riding will build muscle mass relatively quickly.