Go horseback riding for a few days and you'll understand why all those rodeo cowboy types pack six pack abs. Horseback riding stimulates seldom used muscles in the chest, back and abdominal regions and strengthens core muscles. The most appealing benefit is that the user gets fit without actually having to do anything. Manufacturers of exercise machines are releasing a new range of machines which are proving to be quite a success story. Aimed at a wide range of people from those who suffer from lifestyle injuries, to the middle-aged and older generations, these new exercise machines have one very special facet to the way they are used: The user does not need exertion in order to achieve a new level of fitness.
The benefits of using a horseback riding simulator are clear as it helps stimulate seldom used muscles in the dorsal and abdominal regions. Horseback Exercise Machine tests in Japan have shown that "riders" begin burning far more calories after just three months using the machine. Compared to walking or swimming, the riding machine causes less physical stress to knees and other parts of the lower body while increasing muscle tone in the core regions.