Were you one of those poor little girls that always wanted a horse but sadly had to settle for your My Little Pony toys rather than have a ‘real life’ one because your awful parents would never buy it for you?
Now that you’re no longer that eight year old kid who never got what she wanted, you should totally just disregard everything your parents ever said and go ahead and buy yourself a horse anyway.
If you put aside all the negative connotations of money, time and commitment (which are the only things your selfish parents thought of whenever the subject of ponies came up) that go hand in hand with owning a horse, you will see that the pros definitely outweigh the cons!
Horses can actually help stimulate our mental health, teach us how to suceed in our relationships, learn the meaning of responsibility and also help us live a more stress-free life.
Aside from the obvious physical benefits, there are many more reasons to have that much dreamed of horse in your life:
They give emotional rewards: Taking care of a horse can actually make you a better person by learning a sense of responsibility. You will actually become a more mature, trustworthy, and reliable individual which will in turn make you feel emotionally fulfilled.
They teach you how to suceed in your relationships: Having a relationship with your horse can help shape your character in positive ways by teaching you responsibility and helping you develop many of the essential skills you will need to have in order to succeed in your relationships. People who find that they have difficulty working with others have often found that owning a horse can actually teach them the meaning of teamwork. When you work closely with a horse, both the horse and you have certain obligations of trust to each other in order to achieve a successful relationship and riding/obedience capability.
They help relieve your stress: By taking care of a horse’s needs you establish good habits and routines as well as bring order to your chaotic life. There is nothing better than that exhilaration you get when you go riding! Even if you simply let your horse walk while you enjoy the gorgeous scenery around, it will work to help relieve any stress.
They see into your soul: Horses have the most beautiful eyes that just seem to see right through you when they’re looking at you. When you’re simply just staring into your horses eyes you will feel a sense of calmness and find ease in the close bond you instantly share together.
They are a social highlight! Whether you’re Nigel-no-mates or just looking to add some variety to your social life, there are many organizations which are specifically designed for horse owner/riders. Anything from lessons to shows and competitions are a great place to meet other like-minded horsey girls that could end up being your lifelong friends.
So just screw your parents and buy yourself that pony! You only live once, so why not make one of your biggest dreams come true