Blind Wanna-be Rider
I have always liked to be a horse rider since I was a child. What drew me to horse riding was the thrill and the action, and the sense of companionship. However, I am blind and I live in Iran, surrounded by family and friends that constantly say "you can't" as the first thing. So, it took me a long time to realize, at the age of 21, that I can do anything as I have done so far; by putting my mind into it. So, I thought I'd ask you people who have experience with horse riding some questions:
1. Is it even worth riding when you are living in a crowded city?
2. My life is dull, as the life of any other computer programmer is. That is, no thrill, no action, no pump of adrenaline and nothing exciting. Can I get this kind of craving satiated through riding? Of course, the riding in movies seems quite refreshing, but nowadays Hollywood makes everything seem like that just to get their movies to sell.
3. How intelligent are horses really? Will the horse that I will train with, eventually get to know that I can't make all the decisions for him/her and a decision must be made based on his/her initiatives?
4. What problems will I be facing? What things will I have to overcome?
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