Horse Riding in Sligo

Generally, horse riding in Ireland accommodates those who are not absolute beginners but that is not any problem for someone who is mounting a horse for the first time, they will be looked after in group lessons where the instructor will tell you how to feel comfortable with the chosen animal and the preliminaries of horse riding but you can also learn from looking at the others in the group who are obviously not on their first trek, noting what do and how they proceed.

Horse riding as therapy

Equine therapy  has been found to relieve feelings of worry or anxiety caused by work stress or fear of examinations so what better way to begin your vacation than easing the tension at the start and slipping into the correct frame of mind to have the holiday of a lifetime.

When your stress levels and repressed frustrations decrease it automatically increases your focus and concentration, the result of which means a magnification of creativity (that’s a mouthful).

In simple terms this means that time spent with animals and the exercise and fresh air associated with horse riding releases a hormone called serotonin into our system that increases your “good mood” levels reduces stresses and tensions. If you have never tried horse riding, try and imagine the adrenalin rush of having so much strength and power beneath you, a wind blowing in your face, fantastic panoramic scenery surrounding you and changing slowly as you bounce rhythmically though lapping sea water.

Think of what a few sessions on horse back could do for your peace of mind on your Sligo holiday, think also of your mind, clear of stress with a clear and lucid flow of ideas ruminating inside the brain, you’ll be the top dog in the company in no time or else realise that now is the time to change jobs.

Giving lists of numerous riding facilities in Sligo seems superfluous given that it may be the first attempt, also it is likely the stay in the county will probably be for three or four days so one stable in north Sligo and one in the south should suffice.

Island View Riding Stables, Grange, Co. Sligo. Tel:+353 71 916 6156. more info

Lough Gara Stables & Country Pursuits: Equestrian Centre, Lough Gara, Boyle, Co. Sligo. Tel: +353 86 893 8972

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Other Activities in Co. Sligo-Leitrim

Glencar Cycle Route
Horse Riding in Sligo
Golf in Sligo.
Lough Gill Cycling Loop
Fishing in Sligo-Leitrim
Benbulbin and Kings Mountain Walk