Horseback riding is just one of the activities in which I partake, and it is definitely one of the more fun ones!
I went on my first trail ride the other day, and it was kind of stress-relieving. Even when my horse, Smoke, really liked the taste of the bushes that were lining the trail, and I had to keep him from randomly veering off to get a snack the whole time, I was lost in the serenity of the trail ride.
When you first get in the saddle, all you can think about is what you have to do in order to not fall off the horse. Then once you get more comfortable, and start to get in a rhythm with how the horse is moving, you can relax a bit and start to appreciate the beauty around you.
Even when your horse takes unscheduled snack breaks, the cacophony of the world and its responsibilities tend to fade away while you’re in the saddle. The only thing left is you and the horse and the nature surrounding you.
Ride on, y’all.