There may be no better time to sink your face into your horse’s mane. After all, your horses will not give you COVID19. And, of course, we don’t need to be told how therapeutic our horses can be. (But just to reiterate: a growing body of research indicates that horse time generally and convincingly lowers cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone.)
So while we should steer clear of groups of other humans, let’s get closer to our horses. Hugs and kisses all around. Get out there and ride. The exercise will do you and your horse good.
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This week, we heard from Debbie Hight, a Mainer and Best Horse Practices Summit trustee. She wrote this as she works with her young grandson, who is going to school remotely like millions of children now:
I can tell you that the Day 1 lesson plan was really aggressive and the links were confusing, but we got most of it done. The students are supposed to have four hours of instructional time. Well, of course, I have a learning adventure planned every day!
- Yesterday, we picked up trash from one mile of road frontage and took data.
- Today, I’ll teach him about graphing by hand and on the computer. I know that I have to get through the core curriculum, but what better way to learn about the environment, culture, and math?
- Physical Education yesterday was riding and looking for a lost horseshoe in the mud.
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