Trot to be Trim, a new health and fitness
campaign from the British Equestrian
Federation, promotes the many health and
well being benefits long associated with
riding and being involved with horses.
Horse riding is an excellent way to
exercise and get fit. It strengthens all
your core body muscles, tones the
all-important tum and bum areas and
provides a relaxing cardiovascular workout.
A 2011 study carried out by The British Horse Society
(BHS) revealed that riding can expend sufficient energy
to be classed as moderate-intensity exercise. This is
the level of activity that, when achieved for 150
minutes a week, is said to keep you fit and healthy.
Kick starting your day with a hack or a schooling
session will increase oxygen to your brain, reduce the
risk of disorders that lead to memory loss, such as
diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and release
chemicals from the brain which help to boost positive
reactions. For example, serotonin is a natural mood
enhancer and endorphins diminish the pain associated
with exercise, both of which lead to a feeling of well
being during and after exercise.
Join us at Arniss Equestrian in our weekly classes to:
Burn up to 360 calories an hour
Improve your mental wellbeing
Tone core muscles
Boost your cardio-vascular health
Enjoy a low impact, moderate intensity exercise
Help you feel cheerful & relaxed
Meet others with similar interests & goals