Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
Being fit and having good nutrition has a lot to do with how we ride and work with our horses.
A strong core allows us to balance better when we ride as well as be able to handle and carry large objects such as saddles, wheelbarrows, hay bales, and feed sacks. It allows us to be able to ride and work longer with out slowing down and becoming sore as easily.
Having good nutrition allows our bodies to work efficiently and effectively. It allows our brains to work better, our eyes to see better, and even our ears to hear better as well.
Being skinny, not so much. There is a difference between being thin and being healthy. The thinner you are(past the "healthy" BMI), the less strain your body can take, the harder it is for you to recover. We are made to function at a certain BMI, not less than that. Being too thin affects your ability to handle activities that come with handling a horse.
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω