Skipping burns twice as many calories as walking and is easier on the joints than jogging. It is definitely an aerobic activity. Skipping is a good overall body exercise, plus reminds us to be a kid at heart.
Kim Corbin founded the group iSkip in 1999 to encourage the joy of skipping.
This exercise adds in an element of balance to a fun aerobic exercise, as well as adding spring to the step.
Using skipping as a despooking exercise:
If you skip around your horses, then this can also make a despooking practice. The quick somewhat erratic action of skipping will catch a horse’s attention more than just jogging or walking around in their view. Try waving plastic bags or drag a bag of rattling cans while skipping around. Start at a distance and overtime move closer as your horses become less concerned.