The equine species is among one of the most magnificent of all creatures on earth. It has evolved and survived for thousands of years. There is a lot of history in the evolution of many horse species, from Arabians to Mustangs. For young kids who traditionally love the sight and smell of animals, the history lesson can begin on the more direct and intimate level of doing something else wide away from the classroom. Training kids to ride horses will be a great education for them. Set up the kids horse jumps and cups and let the first lessons begin.
The first lessons will not be lessons in history. There will be lessons in respect for the other, and in this special case, learning to respect nature and all its flora and fauna. It should not be a difficult lesson to drive home for training instructors because is it not true that most young kids simply adore animals of all kinds. Placed in the right hands, these kids go on to overcome unwarranted phobias of spiders, snakes, wild cats and big grizzly bears.
But no-one ever seems to fear the horse. This is interesting. These large, magnificent beasts, in the right custodial hands, become rather docile and quite attached to their ‘masters’. The ownership of the horse was inverted in this instance with a suggestion. From a young age, would it not be marvelous for young kids to regard horses as their best friends, much like their dogs at home, rather than as servile creatures as history shows them out to be.
Why not book your kids onto a summer camp at the next opportunity? While they’ll still be taking their lessons, they’ll be enjoying the ride of their lives.