Do you play with your horse? There are lots of benefits.
We all used to play as kids. Most of us have wonderful memories of our childhood play. It was fun, made us laugh, got us outside and moving around.
Unfortunately, the older we get, the less we play, which is a shame because play has lots of benefits for grown-ups! 🙂
1. Play is a stress reliever
Play triggers the body to release endorphins, the feel-good chemicals. Endorphins make you feel good about yourself, relaxed, and clear your mind of stressful thoughts.
2. Play stimulates your mind and boosts creativity
Just as young kids learn best when playing, adults can also learn new things faster and better when in a playful and relaxed mood. Play stimulates imagination, problem-solving skills and helps your mind to adapt to new situations.
3. Play makes you feel energetic and young
Flexing your muscles helps improve blood circulation, burn calories, and improve digestion. Play boosts your energy levels and makes you feel young again. This energy and vitality are important in improving organ function and your resistance to disease.
4. Play improves your relationships
Sharing time with your horse in playful activities can help create deeper bonds between you. This fun activity improves trust and communication with your horse.
Try to take some time every day to play with your horse (even just a few minutes) and enjoy the benefits of this activity. It’s good for you and your horse! 🙂
If you want to bring more play into your life, there are 100’s of activities for you and your horse in the HORSE TRICKS CLUB