Unique, graceful and powerful, a horse is as majestic as any pet you’ll ever own. They have been much sought after and given great companionship to man over the centuries. But are they really good pets?
There are many advantages of keeping pets and deciding what it is you really want from owning a horse, can make all the difference. However, there are real benefits, some of which we will explore now.
Health and Fitness from Horse Riding
Owning a horse will mean a great deal of outside life. Riding a horse takes some amount of fitness and stamina – not just from the horse but from the rider too.
There is a Social Life with Horse Ownership
Many owners of a horse will meet up with local riding clubs. These are formed across the UK and meetings take place usually on a Sunday and can involve group riding and a chance to meet new friends. It is also a brilliant way to pick up some tips and tricks about your horse from more experienced group members.
You can also ask questions regarding the health of your pet. Moreover, this kind of group rising activity will get the horses into a position where they also meet up with fellow beasts. Horses are like humans in so many ways, they don’t like to be lonely. When you leave a horse all alone in a stable at night, it might pine for companionship. But a group riding club is a good way of allowing the horses and humans to interact as a group and have a great afternoon out.
The great outdoors is another world for many city or town dwellers. Riding out in the countryside will allow you to get back to nature. If you are a novice horse owner, ask a local riding group if there are any excursions due out into the areas where there is plenty of nature and wide-open spaces.
Many of the riding clubs in the local area have social media accounts. It is wise to join these to keep abreast of the next riding event or excursion but do get out and about with your horse from time to time.
Keeping horses is a big commitment but many experienced horse owners will tell you it is not complex once you get used to keeping him well fed, bedded and loved.