My health issues are more mental (lots of anxiety and stress). I find whenever I go out to my horse, all negative thoughts are gone. My mind could be racing about everything I need to do, money issues, etc. as soon as my car gets to the dirt road that goes to my horse, all of it disappears. I only think about my horses' needs and what I want to accomplish with him that day.
This is a little embarrasing admitting but in high school, I had to see a therapist for my panic attacks/anxiety because it interrupted my schooling. As soon as I was able to buy my horse, all that anxiety vanished and I was more social and involved in things. Horses are amazing healers.
I would love to someday start up a program for at-risk youth, disabled veterans, disabled adults/kids, etc. where they can just come and ride, learn new skills, meet new people, and forget about their troubles for awhile.