|Why is it time to ride?
American families are strapped for time. The demands of work, school, extracurricular commitments and putting meals on the table often leave little room for creativity and freedom. With the convenience of digital entertainment, many families are slipping away from an active lifestyle and getting caught in a computer-generated reality.
Yet, those families that take time to engage in horse activities — perhaps after-school riding lessons for the kids, a girls-day trail ride for mom, a family vacation to a dude ranch, a date with friends to go to the races or an outing to a horse show — are finding the time invested returns priceless rewards.
By and large, the horse is a mystery to Americans living in the hustle and bustle of urban and suburban settings. Horse barns are certainly not found on every street corner. A trip to a rodeo, race track or fair grounds is set aside for special occasions. But, horse experiences might be more accessible than you think.
Perhaps it’s time to reconnect with the horse to find the benefits of equine activities. The horse can bring the family together in an activity that is part work-out, part therapy session and part pure exhilaration.
Time To Ride is designed to connect American families, specifically moms, to horse opportunities in their local area. It is a program coordinated by the American Horse Council in cooperation with a host of other equine organizations and breed associations. We hope you find it helpful in making first, second, or third steps towards a horse experience. more
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