There are countless reasons to love the companionship of horses. Here are a few thoughts on why we love horses and include horses in our lives.
Horses are creatures of beauty. Beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder, but horses have inspired artists and poets through the ages. They are living art forms that remind us of the natural wonders of the world. This in turn inspires us to live our lives at a higher level.
Some of the best times growing up are doing things with friends and horses. Horses nurture the imagination and enjoyment of life.
3. Riding is all around great exercise
Burning calories and toning muscles while enjoying nature is the ultimate. The combination of barn work, grooming, and regular riding is one of the best kept fitness secrets around.
4. Social life
There are many social activities related to horses. From hanging out at the stables with friends to going to shows or group trail rides… horses keep their owners in touch with other humans. Horses give you an instant common bond with other horse lovers.
5. Positive mental health and relaxation
Horses relax you and intuitively seem to know what you need. They act as natural tranquilizers – their very presence can lower blood pressure and improve your mood.
6. Encourages a Healthy Active Life Style
Incorporating horses into your life is a good way to make to make healthy living part a habit. Horses are dependent on us for care and that forces us to stay active on a regular basis.
7. Sense of freedom and power
Horses free us from many of the limitations of our bodies. Short and dumpy? Weak and frail? Crawl aboard a powerful horse and you’re freed from your weaknesses.
8. Horses teach us about ourselves
Horses see our inner selves. They don’t care if we are the President of a company or the janitor in the local school. They see us as we really are. There is no room for ego with your relationship with a horse. You have to earn their respect. You have to be honest with them and yourself.
9. Keep you close to nature
Spending time up close and personal with a horse renews your sense of wonder. If life is tearing you apart, simplify your life by spending time in nature with a horse. Horses are the essence of nature. What better way to return to natural old fashion ways than to ride a horse. They don’t make loud mechanical noise or leave nasty exhaust fumes to pollute the air. They don’t deplete the ozone or create hazardous waste. Horses are 100% natural and are good for you.
10. Friendship between the species
Those who have experienced a friendship with a horse will totally understand this reason.