KIDS’ HEALTH SPECIAL
in Japan found children who take part in horse-riding demonstrate improved cognitive abilities, and performed better in behavioural tasks than those who don’t. And it’s not just sitting on a horse that is beneficial, all the activity around horse-riding such as mucking out and grooming helps children develop a sense of responsibility. Appropriate safety gear is a must, and parents should choose a school that is registered with the association of Irish Riding Establishments. (aire.ie)
“Rugby helps instil a life-long love of physical exercise in the great outdoors, which sets us free as adults to live rewarding lives,” they say.
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