Girls Horse Club Blog

Be Like a Horse

Published by • Jan 6th, 2013 • Category: LeadMare Tales

Happy New YearWELCOME to 2013! Do you make resolutions or set goals to help guide you in the direction of your horse dreams? I tend to have goals and intentions throughout the year, but there’s something about January 1st that feels like a blank canvas on which to create something new and beautiful — an opportunity to let go of the past and step into an adventure-filled present.

As humans, we have a tendency to get caught up in our heads, re-thinking the past and pondering the future, at times missing out on something amazing in the here-and-now. Animals are such great companions and complements to humans because they don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. They live in the moment. When you’re on the back of a 1,000+ pound flight animal, you have to stay present. Your horse relies on you to be aware of your surroundings and tuned into him/her, and you rely on your horse to do the same.

So the next time you feel your brain swirling around in the past or future, causing feelings of worry or anxiety, ground yourself by thinking like a horse, coming back to the moment, tuning into your surroundings, and thinking about what you can do NOW to find peace and realize your dreams. That’s what I intend to do in 2013.

How do you plan to have a horsey new year?


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  1. hi i’m Georgina and i have a horse called Jake who is 18 hands high and a piebald what do you have?

  2. Hello I’m Mia. I’m 10 years old and I love horses! I don’t have a horse, but I love everything horse.

  3. I’m Eliana, I’ll be twelve in June and I don’t have a horse, but I ride almost every day and I have over 50 horse posters on my wall. I also own about every horse book out there…. I’m addicted. I do 50% own a horse named Desi, half blind little sweet heart.

  4. georgina, Mia and Eliana, thanks for commenting and visiting GHC! All who ♥ horses are welcome, whether you have a horse, ride regularly or just dream about our equine friends.

  5. Hi I’m Molly I have 2 horses (I’m Not Boasting) Spike and Gambit, They are the best would you have any advice on how to stop a horse rearing, Gambit does it all the time I’m not sure but I think it might be because she is not used to me is this the right conclusion?

  6. hi my name is shayla and I have 2 horses and one donkey, I honestly don’t see them much because we don’t have room at our house so we keep them at our grandpas house. the two horses names are sandy and dede and the donkeys name is timmy. I have been trying to get my mom to get a house with a pasture for the last couple years….there for….. I too am addicted!!!! just like the rest of us!!!!

  7. Hi, I’m Macy I’m 12 years old. I love horses! My sister and I share a 10year old paint quarter horse. He’s such a sweetheart ! I took him on a special long trail ride for the new year! ( I’m not trying to brag or anything)

  8. hi macy nice to meet you !!!!! I can really tell you are in love with horses. you always will be , I can tell