The relationship between youth and horses
The relationship between youth and horses is a fascinating and ancient one. These children and their equine riding partners share a deep bond that has a mystery and magic running through it perhaps not easily understood by non-horse people. Maybe it has to do with the sweet, warm smell of horseflesh breathed in when tacking up or the looks deep into large, limpid eyes that return human glances or may be it’s the tremendous power and satisfaction a rider feels astride a horse of any size, disposition and ability. Something spiritual and soul-nourishing binds youth and horses together with a bond of mutual respect, love and learning.