The Importance of Riding in Your Life
Wow, NaBloPoMo with the big questions.
This is something I generally don’t like people to know, so deep breathe in and deep breathe out.
I rely on horse riding heavily to help balance my mental health, as I suffer from anxiety.
There it is.
I have found that riding is the one thing that can get me out of my own head, and provides peace from the bad thoughts and over thinking that dogs my every step.
On a scale of slightly anxious to nervous break down I am lucky enough to be sitting at the lighter end of things.
As long as I’m riding.
I have managed to avoid medication because of the peace and happiness having a horse brings me.
In those periods of time I am not riding?
Things can get very dark. I struggle a lot.
So as much joy as I get from competing and training, which is more than anything, I get far more value from the simple act of just getting on and riding. It gives me more freedom than anything else in this world.