I've found that it's not only the hours I spend on my horse, but the hours after that I can't wipe a smile off my face.
A few years back I went through a traumatic time with horses. It left me with nightmares and hours of daily crying and my mind was always going back to the event.
This went on for a nearly 5 years.
Then, I moved onto this property where there was a mare all alone, abandoned and in need of some care. I got her fixed up and started some rehab~ not knowing I was also rehabbing myself. The mare has become my soul mate. My nightmares are gone and so are the hours crying and anxiety.
She's proof that horses heal hearts.
2 hours on my horse is a lot cheaper than 2 hours at a therapists....and a LOT more fun!