Renowned for their speed and strength, horses have an excellent sense of balance and have been used in many ways throughout history, from agricultural work, to warfare, to recreation and sport.
With over 300 breeds of horses in the world, domesticated horses have an average lifespan of 25-30 years and are considered adults by age five. A horse’s training begins between at birth and heightens between the ages of two and four.
Horseback riding has a long and storied history in our society and helped build the world we live in today. Generally used for competitive equestrian sports, non-competitive recreational riding and working purposes, the relationship between horse and rider is paramount in any equestrian activity. So too, is that relationship here at Terre Bleu.
While historians debate the timing, many believe people first rode horses in approximately 4500 BC.
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