Study finds behavioral learning benefits in children who ride horses

March 2 (UPI) — Researchers in Japan found horseback riding improved the performance of children on certain behavior tests. Scientists suggest the movements of horseback riding could translate to improved cognitive abilities.

“Few studies have addressed the effects of horseback riding on children and the mechanisms underlying how riding affects humans,” Mitsuaki Ohta, a professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, said in a news release.

Ohta and his colleagues had …

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