Balance, concentration and strength, most people look for these three conditions daily. Keeping your health up to date, vigor, attention with constancy and stability are important for any area of life. Some opt for relaxation types, sports, or yoga practices. What few know is the possibility of uniting the three.
Have you ever heard of yoga for horses or with horses? If not, pay close attention as surprisingly the practice has not started now. There are many fans of the activity, just a little search on the internet and soon we find images of practitioners. Athlete, trainer, and model Rileigh Tibbot comments that practice can help the animal and rider stay together.
“When the mind settles down on horseback, the connection between the two seems to establish itself more strongly. It is very important to maintain a healthy relationship with the animal. One helps the other.”, says Tibbott.
But not all horseback yoga practitioners need to be an expert in this area. In fact, the practice can be adapted even for those who have never had contact with the postures before. The methods used also serve to tame wild horses and calm nervous animals that have suffered trauma during their lives.
The objective is to gain the animal’s trust and loyalty, to keep them free from the pain and fear that may arise along the way. It is worth remembering that horses understand and reproduce the emotions of those who are with them. Therefore, it is essential to keep calm, serenity, and good mood with these animals.
For humans, stretching improves body flexibility and activity performance. For horses, the same thing happens. Especially the animals that Rileigh has contact with, as she is both a trainer and a horse showjumper. Practice prevents injuries that may occur in the future, the muscles are strengthened and the union, the most important part of this relationship, is maintained.