I think technique and understanding is very important for riding and horsemanship, but an enormous part of it is self awareness, mental clarity and being able to keep your mind still. I think a fantastic avenue for us to understand ourselves better is therapy. It isn’t just for folks with mental health issues – I really believe therapy benefits everyone. The more calm, self aware, and confident we can be in our abilities, the more we can benefit our horses, too. Normalize therapy!
Here’s my daughter and dogs getting ready to drive me to therapy