Before we all had cars to drive in, people used horses to get around, and almost everyone was taught to take care and ride a horse. Today, our dependence on these large mammals is non-existent and horseback riding has become a perfect leisure activity. Ecuador has breathtaking landscapes where visitors can perform this amazing activity, as well as being able to enjoy incredible views of the largest volcanoes in South America while galloping across open fields between the stunning volcanoes like the Cayambe Volcano or Cotopaxi Volcano just to name a few.
The benefits of horse riding are endless and people who love this activity would love it even more in a stunning environment like the Ecuadorian one. There are many health benefits to ride, including physical fitness and the chance to enjoy the open countryside, but there are also a lot of less obvious benefits, such as a boost in confidence and meditation. Our horseback Riding Ecuador tours are a great way to exercise different parts of the body and they can be challenging and calming at the same time.
One of the biggest benefits is that horseback riding really works the core muscles that stabilize the trunk. However, it’s not just about the strength of the core, but the coordination and stability of it as well. The more you ride, the more the body learns to move with the horse. Thus, horseback riding develops balance and improves motor function. Other advantages include the strengthening of muscles, reflex acceleration, prevention of muscle cramps, increase of joint mobility, boost of cardiovascular system, and improvement of the blood circulation. Your postural strength is very important when riding and the posture of riders improves even on a daily basis.
There are also many mental benefits from this activity. You do not only learn about yourself, as you experience time on a horse, there is also a real benefit in the connection with the animal and the peace of mind that comes with every ride. There’s a confidence that comes from learning how to handle and interact with this huge animal. Furthermore, learning to control and care for an animal much larger than yourself is a great feeling. All our horses are all well trained and perfect for the interaction with beginners and experienced riders.
Simply being outdoors and enjoying the amazing landscape will boost your general well-being and act as a great stress buster. The camaraderie of people who enjoy the same activity as you do is also appealing. Anyone who has sat on the back of a horse knows that it’s fun to get together with friends for a trail ride. There is an adventurousness to it. It offers freedom, movement, and makes amazing feats of athleticism possible.
Above all, horseback riding is relaxing and helps to ground you. It can take you away from any other worries or issues because, for the time being, the only focus is on riding and enjoying your time on the horse.
As you can see, horse riding is an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike. If you want to experience one of our amazing horseback riding tours that lead you through the unique Ecuadorian landscape, let us know at [email protected].0