Why Women Ride Horses
It is a mystery to some non-horsey people why women are so attracted to horses. It is no mystery to women though.
The horse is so pure. He is honest. His soul and essense is right out there for us to touch and feel.
His relationship to the world is governed by his innate intuition. He perceives the true spirit emanating from others around him. You can't hide behind your words or your false fronts.
Women are nuturers and lovers. We are sensitivie, patient and compassionate. Just the climate the horse requires to flourish and thrive. It is truly a mutually benefical relationship.
The following little story illustrates the power women discover when they spend time with their horses. Enjoy.
The Sky Ride
Blowing warm breath, unhurried, approaching the beautiful girl, the horse softly blows his warm breath towards her outstretched hand. Closing his eyes, he lowers his head. She gently caresses his face. Remembering her kindly ways, he allows her to slide upon his back.
She tightens her fingers around a tuft of his silky mane. His soothing warmth rises into her being and the sensation of peace overcomes her as she inhales his musky fragrance. He feels her body fit snugly onto his back. Partnered together, the horse raises his wings high and pushes the ground away.
They rise and glide up into the open bright sky. His tail sails and plumes freely behind and as the cool air beats upon her face, the girl's spirit swells. Off they fly...
Off they fly,
The fresh, clean air dives deep into their lungs. The swishing of his wings, the sound of her laughter, push them even higher and farther. They fly anywhere and everywhere.... free to fully feel and express the joy of life.
Finally, exhausted, his feet touches back down to the dusty soil. Hugging his neck, breathing richly, the girl climbs down. Expressing her gratitude for the ride into the sky, she strokes and grooms the horses feathers until they sparkle in the light.
Leaving her gracious, noble companion behind, she faces the rest of her life with her body strong,
her mind peaceful,
her spirit cleansed,
and, her heart filled with joy.
Sites devoted to Women and Horses
- Women and Horses
The website of Mary D. Midkiff. A very gifted story teller and horsewoman.
- Women talk Horses
Celebrating the kinship between women and horses. Aimed at women for whom the quality of their relationship with their horse is the most important dimension, and at those who are constantly seeking ways to improve that relationship
- Robert Vavra Photographs of Womaen and Horses
Beautiful sensitive photos of women beautiful with their horses
- The Ponytail Club
Award winning blog by a young horsewoman, Madison and her pony, Moon