Of course you need a break! Most American families are strapped for time.  Work, school, extracurricular commitments, and putting meals on the table —there’s no room for creativity and freedom. It never seems to end.  Get up at dark o’clock to take care of family breakfast and lunch, handle daily laundry, run errands all over town and, oh yeah, never mind that little thing called a job, too. By the day’s end, you look at yourself the mirror and you can see it…the stress and drag of the day written all over your face. You’re wearing your shoulders as earrings, your eyes are a bit bloodshot and you can’t wait to sneak under the covers just to wake up and do it all over again.  It’s a daily grind.

Now, close your eyes and imagine a time when you felt inner peace. Where are you? What are you doing? Maybe you didn’t imagine riding a horse. But we can guarantee that contact with a horse can be one of the most exhilarating and calming experiences you’ve ever had.

Close your eyes again. It’s morning, there’s a slight chill in the air. Feel the strength of a horse underneath you as he snorts and stomps gently. He slowly begins to trot, a slight breeze picks up as the air whisk through your hair. You hear the steady rhythm of the horse’s hooves as he glides into a canter and you take in the fresh smells of the dirt and grass. Slowly, your shoulders begin to drop, you start to breathe deeper, relaxing with each hoof fall.

Now, open your eyes.  Imagine you can get this experience any time you would like with a few clicks of your mouse.  It’s simple. Visit www.timetoride.com and look up stables in your area. Find the nearest equine experience near you and set-up a time to get away from the daily grind. While you’re at it, check out the great resources and conversations going on about the benefits of horse activities.  You can even earn points for participating in the social world of the horse. 

Let a horse be your remedy for the daily grind. We promise just one time won’t be enough. 

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