Getting back into the swing of things~ I love horses! So of course I have to blog to today’s prompt Hobbyhorse – hehe horses as hobby. 🙂 🙂

The best thing that happened to me in my stint in Shanghai has to be the horses that lived just outside the island I was living on. They were my sanctuary when life got too hard. I would drive/cycle to the stable and talk to these gentle giants. During the cooler/colder seasons, I would ride on Sundays. It is a very very fruitful hobby to have.

Firstly, it is a great workout, I always feel very toned after that. Secondly, it is great relaxation, almost meditative! I love being led by the rhythm of the horse, or being in sync with such a gorgeous animal, and allowing my mind to shut down from everything else in the world. Thirdly, it is a huge boost to confidence when seated so high up and enjoying the broader perspective of all that is going on. The air is fresher up there! Fourthly, I get to feed them apples and carrots and cuddle their gentle little faces.

Point 3 was my favourite part of horse-riding. It really clears my mind and reminds me that there is a much larger world beyond my myopic view of what is immediately surrounding (suffocating) me.

I am also very extremely grateful to lovely friends who have been so supportive since my move back to Singapore (it’s been 6 years already!) and taking me to the horses now and then.

I have stopped riding but would love to pick it up again. And of course, at some point in my life (hopefully soon), I will have my very own horse(s). ❤

Will post pics when I locate my favourites from the old archives!

If you enjoy horses as much as I do, you will definitely enjoy Anne’s blog here, where the world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. happyface313 says:

    🙂 I’m rather respectful of the huge animals, so I prefer a hobbyhorse 😀
    A very HAPPY Sunday to you! 🙂

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    1. leapingtoes says:

      Happy Sunday! I want a unicorn too!


  2. anne leueen says:

    I am so happy to know that you have experienced horses in your life and I can identify so well with the things you experienced. And thank you so much for the link to my blog.

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    1. leapingtoes says:

      Sharing is caring! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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