I have read so many stories about how horses have saved a person's life, & I am one of those stories. Countless number of times when I was a kid & I felt overwhelmed by everything going on around me I ran to horses for comfort & peace. They seemed to understand what I was going through, even when I thought at times I was being silly for talking to a horse.
Other stories I have read, one in particular sticks out at the moment. She wanted to end her life & turned to horses & found her comfort & peace. When she feels like her life is out of control, she turns back to horses for solace. I have read stories about soldiers that have returned with a bunch of mental illnesses & through therapy with horses they are beginning to work through those issues & are on their way to having as close to normal lives as possible.
Horses are a great many things.... they are power, an escape, they are wings in which we fly on, they are companions, our best friends, angels, they keep us rooted & so much more!
I believe so many more young lives can be changed for the better by 2 things: God & horses. Maybe you know a child that is struggling or maybe they're from the poor side of town & don't have access to riding lessons or even just to be able to be around horses, maybe you could make a difference in that child's life by helping them to be around horses.
I think I will check into that here in my town. I know there are many children who could benefit by learning about horses & maybe even make friends with them & hopefully.. change a life.