Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Horsing Around Good For Blood Pressure

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Cowboy instructor Rocco Wachman isn’t a doctor but the senior instructor on the CMT reality show, Cowboy U., claims riding a horse is a sure cure for high blood pressure.

Wachman once lived in Yonkers, New York, and took high blood pressure medication to deal with the rat race. But when he traded his business suit for chaps and moved out to Scottsdale, Arizona, he no longer needed medication.

In his words, “A man once wrote, ‘There’s nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.’ And I believe he was correct.”

The change from stock reports to saddles might seem extreme, but Wachman says 130 years ago it was common for people to change their lives overnight.

In his words, “Somebody would be a dentist in Manhattan and a week later be on horseback in Oklahoma trying to claim 160 acres.”

Cowboy U., where city slickers compete to win $25,000 as the best cowboy, begins its fourth season on Friday (Jul. 1).

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