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What age is best to start horse riding? In general, with proper supervision, kids can start riding a (smaller) horse or a pony as young as 2-3 years old. Some schools do offer courses for toddlers as the earlier a child gets introduced to a horse, the easier it becomes to be comfortable around them.
Why is horseback riding good for kids? It is an activity that can improve balance and gross motor skills. Sitting up and moving on a horse enhances core strength and further enhances muscular development. Riding also develops fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and boosts the cardiovascular system.
Is riding horse cruel? Is it cruel to ride horses? Horses don’t want to be ridden (at least before training), and research shows that riding causes lameness and discomfort. So on this basis, horseback riding is cruel.
Does horse riding hurt your balls? When the horse trots or canters, this is extremely painful, and can even cause bleeding. When a man sits this way, he will get smacked in the testicles if he sits this way. Ouch! If you don’t know where your seat bones are, do this: Sit on a hard surface like a coffee table.