Horse School Project
So, every two years our school has this big project for the high schoolers, called "Connections". Basically, what you do, is pick anything of interest to do your project on, but you have to connect it to two different school subjects, and then write a big report. When all is finished, we display them all around the school. There have been projects ranging from sewing, creating musical pieces, photography, making potatoe cannons, restoring cars, you name it.
As you can probably guess, I want to do one on horseback riding.
So far, I have an idea of making a video of me riding, and going through the things I typically would in a working ride. I was hoping to do something based on the physical abilities and energy it takes to ride a horse, to prove to the non-horsey folk that it is more than just sitting in the saddle and letting your horse do all the work. I would wear a heart rate monitor, check it before I ride, and at different intervals during the ride, and, because I am diabetic, I would take my blood sugar before my ride and after, to see how much it lowers, etc. I figure I will have to add onto this project with, say, a little side project on different horse sports, or the muscles you use when you ride...etc. What do you think of this idea? How could I add to it/modify it,
or, do you have any other ideas? Thank you!