Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Another Reason to Get Your Kids Active and On a Horse
This was a real shocker for me. Of course, we all know that type 2 diabetes is exploding among our population of overweight, under exercised adults. The number of cases of anxiety disorder is growing like fertilized weeds.
But I did not know that Americans are no longer the world's tallest people. Children raised on sugary diets and a sedentary lifestyle are not reaching their full height potential. Of course, it is not just what we eat, it is what we do not eat. Kids are not eating the fruits and vegetables that we need.
The irony--we are producing malnourished kids just as we are producing overweight, unhealthy horses and the salvation for our horses and our kids is the same prescription--more exercise and a more natural diet.
A horse given the opportunity to live with natural horse care and a kid given the opportunity to ride that horse regularly, until they are both worn out, is a great prescription for health and happiness for horse and kid alike.
(This is Liam, perhaps the happiest kid that I have ever known.)
Posted by Steve Edwards