Actively in the summer
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Picturesque areas of the Małopolskie Region are a perfect place for long horse-riding expeditions. The owners of Małopolska studs have mainly Arab and Hutsul horses. Children will surely be delighted at an opportunity to ride ponies. Many horse-riding centres offer a possibility to learn horse-riding, horse-riding trips and horse-riding camps. In the winter, Małopolska residents enjoy sleigh rides – a line of sledges pulled by a horse-drawn carriage.
This type of entertainment is accompanied by fires, singing and fun. Particularly attractive are torch-lit sleigh rides taking place at night, in which we may participate in Gładyszów. In Małopolska, there are numerous centres (e.g. Hippotherapy Foundation in Kraków) in which patients, mainly children, are treated using hippotherapy. Hippotherapy is a rehabilitation method which is to improve the functioning of a human being in the physical, emotional and cognitive sphere and in which a specially prepared horse is an integral part of the therapeutic process. Communication with a horse supports the development of a person suffering from various mental illnesses, depression or autism.