10 Life Lessons Learned from Jumping Horses


    I’m sure you’ll agree that riding teaches us more than how to stay on the back of a horse. Thanks to riding, we also learn the practical virtues of patience and the unexpected rewards of kindness. Plus, once you’ve managed to ride it out on a frisky 3-year-old, life doesn’t seem so scary anymore. Simply put, riding teaches us how to handle the challenges of life.

    Since I spent most of my riding career with hunters and jumpers, I tend to view my own set of lessons from that perspective. As a new year starts, I’d like to share what I’ve learned about life from jumping horses.

    Life Lessons

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    This article originally appeared in the January 2015 issue of Horse Illustrated. Click here to subscribe!



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