It’s amazing how hypnotic a horse’s ears can be as they bob slowly in front of you, stretching forwards and back rhythmically as your mount strides out. For me, going for a hack on a horse is a heady combination of adventure, exhilaration and deep relaxation.
Your mind wanders as you explore country lanes, woods, bridle paths and cinder tracks. You go at your own pace – a sedate trot or a full out gallop, should you fancy it. The overwhelming feeling is one of freedom. You are, quite literally, on the hoof.
Horses are creatures of beauty. Beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder, but horses have inspired artists and poets throughout the ages.