Not every minute you spend with your horse has to be devoted to training or work. In fact, it’s a good idea to make time in your schedule for some “fun” activities that both of you can enjoy. Here are four ideas to help you get started.
Jump For Pure Joy
If your horse is one of those that simply LOVES to jump over almost anything, set up a few jumps and go through the course for the pure joy of it. Skip any serious jumps like walls or barrels, and instead, put a post across some very low horse jump cups, or even on the ground. Don’t worry about your form or clearing each one perfectly. Instead, think of this as gym class – you are having fun, socializing, and getting some exercise all at once.
Take a Trail Ride
You don’t have to head into a park, or even the woods, to take a relaxed trail ride. Maybe you and your horse just want to take a stroll down to the neighbor’s and back. That’s cool too. Just make sure the two of you have a chance to bond over quality time together while taking that fun and relaxed journey.
Play a Game
While you’re enjoying some downtime with your beloved equine pal, why not play a game? Many horses enjoy specially