A groom or stable boy is a person who is responsible for some or all aspects of the management of horses and the care of the stables themselves. The term most often refers to a person who is the employee of a stable owner, but an owner of a horse may perform the duties of a groom, particularly if the owner only possesses a few horses. As a matter of fact, what you are going to watch in this video is a kid staying in the middle of a horse yard and enjoying the whole moment.
He stays there watching the horses lined on both sides as they eat hay. The sight is pretty amazing and every horse lover would love to be there and watch it live. Who wouldn’t love this moment as a child?! Riding families have always known horses are good for kids, but now research is proving it. One study, sponsored by the American Youth Horse Council, found that equestrian activities do indeed enhance a range of life skills in children.
The study looked at youngsters involved in 4-H, Pony Club, the American Quarter Horse Youth Association, or the National High School Rodeo Association in one eastern and one western state. Results of the study, published in February 2006, found a significant positive relationship between horsemanship skills and life skills.
“If your child likes animals and you’re concerned about that child’s problem solving, goal-setting, or decision-making skills, then definitely get him or her involved with horses,” says Ann Swinker, Ph.D., a professor in Animal Science at Penn State University and one of the study’s co-authors. I have always loved horses, it didn’t matter to me what breed they were. It teaches responsibility to have animals. Every child should grow up on a farm or ranch, maybe that would help with some of the idle time people have for mischief. Watch and enjoy the video!