Why do I ride? For sanity, for peace of mind, for energy. I breath, eat and sleep thinking about my next ride, or just time spent with horses. I do it for fellowship with friends, bonding and sharing a common interest. I get on my horses and ride forgetting about problems, worries and things that I can't change. I do it to get close to nature, my own inner feelings and mostly just for the pleasure of it.
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.