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    01-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Hug your horse today...

OOOH if your blue and looking for some cheering up? Don't go to candy mountain, and DON'T enter the Candy Mountain, candy cave... For sake of losing a kidney. Go hug your horse.

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.
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    01-12-2010, 10:00 PM
HA wow that's pretty good. I really like that quote! =)

I hate the whole Charlie the unicorn and candy mountain thing. It gets so annoying!! Lol
    01-12-2010, 10:20 PM
I do it everyday. Most of the time, horses have a very calming, soothing effect on me. It always helps to go to the barn.
    01-12-2010, 11:35 PM
Isn't that amazing how they have the effect? It's crazy. I can be having the worst day of my life and come out to the barn and it all just melts away. The sound, the smell... Everything. It's weird. Horses are like chicken soup for the soul.
    01-12-2010, 11:39 PM
I taught my horse how to hug :) when someone is in a bad mood I make them go up to him and get a hug :)
His hug is really cute, you gotta grab the top of his neck and put your face in his neck then he squeezes you! It's so cute! Everyone who has seen it loves it!
    01-13-2010, 12:42 PM
I hugged my horsies this morning. It's amazing how therapeutic it is. No matter what mood I go to the barn in, my horses always give me something to laugh about. I like that quote.
    01-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Vida doesn't like hugs she will back away when I put my arms around her neck. She will stand and lick my hand for hours though. Not sure which I prefer, a licked hand or a hug
The rest of the girls like a hug though so we're good. They all like nose kisses too
    01-13-2010, 04:48 PM
I work for a therapeutic riding programme, so I can definetly vouch for how therapeutic hugging a horse is!
They are, by far, the greatest listeners. Not only are they the greatest listeners, but they are utterly non judgemental. Tell me where you can find that in a human (and if you do find a human like that, and he is male and he happens to be cute, by all means pass along his phone number!)
    01-15-2010, 03:56 PM
I don't think that it applies to just girls. My 16 yr old son has tons of teenage issues and then some.

He finds comfort in his horse. Sometimes he'll send me away so he can just hug his horse and cry.

Here is a cute pic of him hugging his horse...the horse was even closing his eyes.
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    01-15-2010, 07:55 PM
That is so cute! I am waiting to really hug my horse, I haven't had him for very long!
I think horses are TOTALLY healthy for the soul!!!

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