Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I am just curious about anxiety in general and horses. When I had anxiety one of the few islands of "escape" I could find was my horses, especially their smell - it had an immediate and powerful calming effect. Anybody else?
And, analisa, in my case I find it somewhat humorous that some family had a problem w the word "anxiety". They seemed to like the word "claustrophobia" or "dendrophobia" much better. Well, that is the chicken or the egg sort of thing, yes dense forest caused it, but the "it" part was, shshshsh, anxiety. And, some insisted since I had never had anxiety before, I couldn't have it "then" - it was a simple case of home sickness. Haha...home sickness? Well, I suppose it "fits", and if it made them feel better to call it that - it mattered not to me. Yep, there are a lot reasonable thinking good people out there that prefer to believe no "normal" person can ever experience anxiety. But, in the case of a kid or child...now that would be nightmarish if their parents were less than understanding. So, I am sorry your "support" was less than desirable.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.