Coimbatore City Police and United Royal Riders
Photo: M. Periasamy
A camp to rejuvenate students and make them physically fit and mentally strong was held recently in Coimbatore at the Police Recruitment Grounds.
Organised jointly by the Coimbatore City Police and United Royal Riders for the second successive year, the 20-day camp saw 83 students from Stds. IV to XI actively take part. A. Vinod, Director, United Royal Riders, said that the professional sport focused on building the basic parameters of horse riding in young children. The course entails learning various beginner levels of horsemanship such as introduction to the horse, mounting and dismounting with instructor's help, posture, controlling the movement of the horse, walking the horse, trotting, mounting and dismounting independently and exposure to horse management.
V. Smruthi, a Std. XI student, a participant at the camp, felt that she had gained self-confidence and got over the fear of animals by handling the horse.
Another student Teja Sri said that she was able to gain control over animals and also was able to understand them better. Five trainers trained the students both in morning and evening sessions.
The then City Commissioner of Police C. Sylendra Babu, who was the chief guest for the inauguration, said that horse riding built enormous confidence in children and removed fear from them.
Certificates were awarded to the students at the end of the camp.
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