Horses, Nature and a Flash Bridle Like No Other
I used to ride when I was younger, and loved nothing more than steering my beloved Jackson around the barn at my local riding school. It wasn't until a friend of mine was thrown off her horse and dislocated her elbow that I decided to put a stop to it. It was a shame, as I was developing a real passion for all things equestrian. Fast-forward 20 or so years and I was searching for a new hobby to fill my spare time. As a lover of animals, I thought why not give horse riding another try?
A fun and enjoyable pastime, it always made me feel happy and positive, and there's nothing like that special connection that can be achieved with a horse. It's magical. Once I set my heart on heading back to riding school, I knew it wouldn't be long before I was besotted again. I'd soon be splashing my cash on my very own horse, along with saddles, stirrups and the very best flash bridle on the market.
[caption id="attachment_351" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An example of a flash bridle[/caption]
There's Something About Horse Riding
Horse riding isn't just a sport, but a partnership. With the right horse, you can build trust, and enjoy endless happy and fulfilling shared experiences. As you get to know the horse, they get to know you, and a level of harmony and solidarity is created which is like no other. It pains me to say that I have had better relationships with horses than many boyfriends!
After focusing on training and learning new skills such as dressage and jumping, I began to enjoy peaceful hacks throughout the countryside, interacting with nature, taking in the fresh air and seeing the wildlife that I'd otherwise miss out on. I'm happy to admit I wasn't much of an outdoor girl before I rediscovered my love of riding. I was more of a box set and bottle of wine sort. Now, I simply can't resist the lure of the outdoors.
Finding My Beautiful Henry
It wasn't long into my return to riding that I decided to bite the bullet and purchase my very own horse. A bold move, I know, but I was more than committed to the task of becoming an accomplished rider. It wasn't just a whim. With the help of another, more experienced horsewoman, I purchased my perfect Henry, with whom, in the years since, I have forged a special bond. I rent a stable from a friend, which is practical, and with its reduced rates, great for my bank balance too.
Buying Tack (including that all important flash bridle)
With buying a horse comes the need to buy all sorts of tack. I bought everything from a saddle, stirrups, and reins to bits, harnesses and . After a recommendation from a friend, I also invested in a premium Italian leather flash bridle for Henry. An ergonomic all-in-one pressure relieving headpiece, it's very comfortable for him, and probably one of the best tack purchases I have made.
I look forward to several more years with Henry!