The blog carnival site is temporarily down, so while I’m waiting for that to come back up, here’s a break from our regularly scheduled programming.
For many of us, I suspect, our time with our horses counts as therapy time — time that’s put aside to focus on things that (hopefully) makes us feel happy and centered.
I know that for me, the time I spend at the barn is generally peaceful and rejuvenating.
For one thing, it’s a beautiful place. I never wanted to keep a horse at a “back yard barn” until
I found this back yard. Now that I’ve been there for about 12 years, I find it hard to imagine being anywhere else. I love the quiet mornings when the sun is just peeping through the trees. Morning feeds are the best because the horses are always glad to see me.
Even when I don’t ride, I take pleasure in touching the horses, in watching the herd interact and in watching the local wildlife. There are always birds — sometimes owls, many times blue birds or hawks. At times we have foxes that visit and there are always deer.
I know that many of us joke that horses cost less than traditional therapy. I’m not sure that’s actually true but I do believe that having horses in my life keeps me a lot saner and happier than I’d be without them.