KIDS’ HEALTH SPE­CIAL

Irish Independent - Health & Living - - 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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