I love to ride.
The moment that I sit on my horse, I can feel a kinship like no other. I know that I’m about to leave the cares of my life behind and share in a ride that brings me closer to nature, freedom and who I am.
But, as much as I love to ride, I struggle with the cold.
No, that’s not exactly it. I can’t stand the cold!
And it has been FRIGID here over the past couple of weeks. Every time I come home and drive by my horse, I feel a longing to ride, but I know that it will be part misery because my feet will freeze, if I ride.
So, yesterday, I did something that I haven’t done in a while. In fact, I would have to say (sadly), it’s something I haven’t done in years. I went down to the stable and hung out with my horse as if she were my best friend.
Now, it’s not that I haven’t thought about it before, but life gets so hectic! I mean, between working and family and working and family and eating and sleeping and working and family…how in the world do I have time to “hang out” with my horse?
But I did.
We hugged, we talked. At one point, I actually sang to her. Though admittedly, I’ve never actually sung for any of my girlfriends, it felt like the right thing to do! In the midst of it all, even though we didn’t go anywhere, I felt the same kinship that I feel when I ride.
It made me smile. It made me feel warm and whole.
When I got back to my house, I felt a peace that I thought I could only get from riding. I was wrong.
I wanted to share this with you because when I got back to my home, I had two thoughts in my mind:
- Have any of you had a similar experience?
- Is it time for you to find a reason to spend time with your horse?
At Action Rider Tack, our mantra is Be One With Your Horse™. Today, I feel like I am…are you?