I, for one, struggle with a lot of depression. This weekend and this week has been nothing but trouble for me. Life sometimes has a way of turning itself upside down and sometimes you find yourself sitting amongst the rubble trying to think back to a time when it wasn't such a mess.
I went out to ride Cricket today. When I saw her I felt completely at ease. I think she picked up on my mood because she was a total love bug. She did amazing today, too. Usually I really have to work to keep her behaving, but she was like a totally different horse. Not testy at all. She totally broke my mood. I feel like I can get by the rest of the week now. And I think my depression is pretty much cured.
My mom found this quote on the Fugly blog. I'm not sure who wrote it, but if you wrote it and you're reading what I'm writing right now, I love you. You hit the nail on the head.
"Teenage girls are physically, socially, and mentally vulnerable. There's precious little between them and people who want to hurt them.
Now teach that girl that she can control a thousand pound animal- and not just control it, but have it willingly respond to a touch, and greet her with a nicker. There's a lot of power in that. The school bully pales in comparison."
Hug your horse. And tell them "thank you" for always being there for you.