Does being around horses help you cope with life's difficulties? I've just written a book about a girl with a cleft lip & palate who finds comfort in the company of her horse, and reading around the subject I found there's growing evidence of the benefits of riding for human well-being. I've put some of the things I found out in a blog post, if you're interested (Jo Jenkins | author of GIRL PERFECT)
My mum always says that as teenagers my sisters and I were pretty straightforward because whenever we were stressed out or angry we would go off with our horses and return to the house much more chilled. So my question is this: do you think horse riding helps with your own psychological well-being? I was also wondering if you know of any films or books that illustrate this beneficial relationship between horse and rider.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions!