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Horses Can Teach Us Emotional Strength and Courage!

March 29, 2017 0 Comments

We learned in my last blog, The Way of the Horse about equine behavior.

Now, let’s get into some of the things horses can teach us.

Emotional strength and courage are essential components to having a nice trail ride. Having these strengths in your character will make you successful in all you do!

Keeping in mind that a horse relates to his world like a prey animal, the rider needs to communicate to the horse that everything is safe. The horse relies on the rider for security.

A good leader will convey that to a horse. If you’re afraid, it’s okay, but don’t let the horse know it. Breathe deep, relax and carry on like all is well.

Being afraid and riding anyway, takes a lot of courage. The Word says we are overcomers. It also says, that God has not given us a spirit of fear.  
II Timothy 1:7 says; “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Believe this, for God’s word is Truth. You can rely on His promises. Have faith that God’s promises in His word will carry you through any difficulty or challenge you may have in this world.

If you have trouble with fear, anxiety, or uncertainty in any area of your life, riding a horse is a great “hands on” lesson in choosing to have faith instead.

Teen Quest’s herd is ready and waiting.  We have awesome trails and we ride year-round during camps, events and Extreme Days, (afternoons of pure fun) to enable you to give students a healthy balance of fun and challenge from the Word.

We can help you with your own event or you can join our program and we do it all for you.

Call Teen Quest today and schedule your next upcoming fun!   814.444.9500
Check out our website www.TeenQuest.org-or email us at quest@teenquest.org

 

About the Author:

Laura is a mother of five, an author, artist, teacher, Child Development Specialist, and equestrian. She has always had a heart for kids and has worked in schools, hospitals and camps designing activities for educational and therapeutic benefits. Laura’s ministry began with Teen Quest when she felt called to bring her pottery wheel and clay up to the Ranch. Laura says, “It’s at that time I saw the impact of being able to share the Gospel in the context of outdoor activities with the teens.” She has jumped in with both feet and has not looked back.

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