Guest Post: Benefits of Horseback Riding

Welcome to Locally Grown! Have you met this month’s Locally Grown featured business owner Sue Leverick? Sue is the owner of Millennium Farm in Mundelein. She is here today with a guest post sharing some of the benefits to children of horseback riding lessons.

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Many children express a desire to learn to ride. There is so much more to horseback riding than just the skill itself. Children will grow and learn beyond just the technical aspect of horseback riding.

 the benefits to children of horseback riding lessons

5 things horseback riding lessons teach beyond learning to ride:

  • Care of another living being – learning to take care of their horses needs is integral to learning how to ride.
  • Putting others’ needs before your own – if your horse needs water, or needs to eat, it doesn’t matter if you want to ride longer; you have to take care of your horse.
  • Time management – children learn to plan their time to include the prep and clean-up, not just their riding time.
  • Organization – if you can’t find your saddle you can’t ride!
  • Team building and friend-making skills
 © S.Leverick | Little Lake | 2015

© S.Leverick | Little Lake | 2015


Check back next week to get a firsthand look at the farm when Jessica and her kiddos take a tour. And if you’d like to check it out for yourself, Millennium Farm is offering Little Lake County readers an opportunity to buy one lesson for half price: $25 ($50 value) New students only.

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Millennium Farm
21989 W. Hawley St, Mundelein
847-833-4953 | Facebook

Disclosure: Millennium Farm is our featured Locally Grown Business of the Month. This series of features is part of a paid partnership with Little Lake County. Contact littlelakecounty[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in featuring your own locally-owned business in our monthly series.


About Holly Garvey 78 Articles
Stay-at-home mom who works! On again/off again work in family real estate business, babysitter, dog rescue and historical society volunteer all while chasing my new-found dream to be a writer.I live in Antioch with my husband, Jake, and kids, Cecilia (5) and Mark (3), and our dog Isabella. I'm an aspiring vegan (I cheat a lot), Jazzercise addict and runner. As a family, we love to travel and spend time outdoors. I love to go antique shopping and garage sale-ing, cook, and read in my (rare) free time.

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