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