If you’re looking for a unique way to spend your Father’s Day Celebration, try these horse bonding activities. Doing things with your horse is a great way to celebrate being a dad. Here are my top 5 ways to celebrate this Father’s Day with your horse!

Celebrate Father's Day with your horse this year. Try these horse bonding activities.
Celebrate Father’s Day with your horse this year. Try these horse bonding activities.
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#1 Grooming Your Horse

A magnificent way to kick off your Father’s Day celebration is by grooming your horse. Grooming is a necessary part of being a horse owner, and it also allows you some bonding time with your horse. Enjoy this one-on-one time with your horse this Father’s Day. Don’t rush the grooming process along like you may do when you’re pressed for time. Pay special attention to your horse, being extra careful with the hooves and mane. Your horse is sure to thank you!

#2 Horseback Riding

Celebrate Father's Day by going horseback riding with your horse.
Celebrate Father’s Day by going horseback riding with your horse.
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Nothing compares to a morning or afternoon spent horseback riding. So, celebrate Father’s Day this year by spending time horseback riding. If possible, make this an all-day family affair. Invite your friends who also own horses, or make it a fathers-only outing with other fathers who own horses.

Horseback riding is an excellent horse bonding activity. Not only is it a great exercise for your horse, but it’s also a superb way for you to enjoy nature. If you haven’t saddled up in a while, take time this Father’s Day to go out for a ride!

#3 Horse Walking

This is a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day if it isn’t riding weather or you have an older horse. While horses enjoy riding, horse walking is another fantastic form of exercise for horses. Plus, walking alongside your horse allows you too to get your exercise in while still getting your horse bonding time in.

#4 Play with Your Horse

Celebrate Father's Day by playing with your horse. Have them practice their speed or run through obstacle courses.
Celebrate Father’s Day by playing with your horse. Have them practice their speed or run through obstacle courses.
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Taking the time to play with your horse is just as important as playing with your children! Although, playing with your horse will look a little different! Playing with your horse can take many forms depending on your horse’s age and preferences. Some horses enjoy kicking around small soccer balls or engaging in speed racing games. Other horses like to go through small agility and obstacle courses to stay fit. You can also try playing a precision game with your horse to get it to touch objects with just its nose.

#5 Online Horse Showing

This a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day with your horse, regardless of your show experience. Horse owners with all levels of experience can take part in this fun horse bonding activity. Check online to see different horse showing options that are available. All you need is your horse and someone to film the two of you. If you want to get your entire family involved, ask one of your children to film you or encourage your whole family to participate in the online event.

From there, you can send in your video and wait to see how you place. This is a fun experience for those who want to do something aside from horseback riding to celebrate Father’s Day.


Give these horse bonding activities a try when you’re celebrating Father’s Day this year. Any day spent with your horse and your family is a day well spent! Let us know which one of these horse bonding activities are your favorite in the comments!