Horse riding, equestrianism (if that's a word) used to be the sole preserve of teenage girls. It still is, but they have been joined by all the family now.
There's something pastoral about horse riding, ambling through the countryside at a leisurely pace more suited to taking in the surroundings.
Familys can take the opportunity to explore hitherto unreached sights and spend a few peaceful hours at one with man's most ancient of allies - whilst, it has to said, expending minimal energy.
Kent abounds with liveries, stables and farms offering training to the highest levels but also family days out, Pony Clubs, Horse Jumpimg, Cross Country, Dressage and even Polo. If you've never got on a horse, give it a go - you'll be glad you did.