Tuesday, February 18, 2014

9th reason to be in AWE - For your Health!

For your physical exercise (at your own pace, of course). for example, did you know that riding a horse at a walk for 30 minutes will burn off about 70 calories for the rider? Riding at a trot for about 10 minutes will burn off about 60 calories for the rider. Grooming for an hour will burn off 250-500 calories. Cleaning stalls for 20 minutes will burn off about 160 calories. All of our non-riding horsemanship activities will burn off at least 100 calories in just 20 minutes! There is much info. available on this, I'd say go ahead and google it and see what you find! google something like "horse activities calories burned" And then of course there is shoveling snow at the barn, filling and pushing and dumping the wheelbarrows full of poo (if you have a chore schedule here). And this is just physical exercise. We haven't even started to talk about the mental, emotional, and social well-being that develops for humans in AWE (in horsemanship).