Releasing Stress

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Take a trip with us down the Warriors Road and experience what we’ve experienced; a way to unwind and find that place of peace and worry free calmness.  Below you will find the many steps to becoming a horseman and you will find that even through hard work, one can have fun yet relax and find that place of quite serenity.  For lack of a better term, we call them “Stress Releasers” and demonstrate how each one works as you participate.     

So attention Veterans and First Responders, we’ve found that experiencing an equine partnership can help tremendously in releasing stress and causing one to relax while finding a place of peace and tranquility.  The world can suddenly stop spinning so fast and slow down to a pace that causes one to sigh a big sigh of relieve and breathe easy.  Come visit Warriors Road and experience what we’ve found in releasing that pressure valve and watch the stress dissipate; one ride at a time.      

Horsemanship is more than just riding a horse up a trail and into the sunset.  Horsemanship encompasses getting to know, caring for, working with and finally riding the horse.  Here at Warriors Road we familiarize and train you in all aspects of horsemanship; from cleanup to trail riding – one ride at a time. 

If you are ready to unwind release that built up stress, then schedule an available date and time that will work for you and let’s get started.  The following outlines some of the pressure values that you will experience as the valves get pressed to release that stress.    

Stress Releaser #1: Mucking Stalls/Cleaning Pens

Time required: Approximately 15 minutes to thoroughly clean and re-layer the bedding of a single stall. Obviously more time if doing multiple stalls.

It is a basic but necessary chore that requires repetitive motion scoop and dump.  Such mucking or cleaning a stall is very effective in relieving stress. It allows you to clearly see progress without interruption and while having your thoughts to yourself.  You also are left with a since of comfort knowing you’re making life better for the horse you’re working with.  And of course, stall mucking, offers one the unique exercise benefits you would not find in the gym,  as you work to moving shovel loads of manure.  So don’t look at it as a dreaded chore, but rather as a relaxing exercise.

 

 

 

Stress Releaser #2: Bathing & Keeping the Horse Clean

Time required:

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Stress Releaser #3: Grooming 

Time required: Approximately 15 minutes for a quick currying and brushing to a couple of hours for a show-ready turnout.

Grooming a horse is a great way to let go of stress.  Even though grooming is a physical activity, it is a hands-on experience with the horse.  The rhythmic motion as you comb, brush and wash will relax you as well as the horse who is convince they are getting a massage.  Horses love a grooming session and you can enhance the experience my massaging them in their favorite spots.  Again, a special bonding takes place while you are feeling a unique since of pride, making the horses look their best. 

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Stress Releaser #4: Shoeing and Health Check

Time required: 
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Stress Releaser #5: Lunging 

Time required: About 20 to 30 minutes.

Lunging is another word for exercising and/or training the horse.  We use the arena on the grounds, a circular area ideal for exercising, walking and loosing the horse up.  This is a highly satisfactory experience as it is a relatively simple yet immensely functional and beneficial activity.  The angelic motion of the horse traveling around you can totally be mesmerizing, yet again, one will feel a solid sense of accomplishment that is beneficial on two levels: Their body is exercising with the horse and at the same time their brain is fully engaged. Lunging can also offer a great training method, reinforcing your position as your horse’s trusted and respected friend but the one in charge

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Stress Releaser #6: Hand-Grazing

Time required: 15 – 60 minutes

Not sure if there is an area set aside for the Warriors Road horses to experience hand-grazing.  But it is a great way great way to spend quality and peaceful time together with the horse.  Both you and the horse will relax and decompress as the horse cruises over the pasture land nibbling away. 

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Stress Releaser #7: Tack Maintenance 

Time required: From 30 minutes for a quick cleaning of a saddle and bridle to a few hours for more intensive equipment maintenance or a floor-to-ceiling tack room cleaning.

Cleaning and caring for the tack and equipment provides a sense of self esteem and self-accomplishment knowing you are helping to keep the horses comfortable, healthy and looking good.  If done on a regular basis, you can spare yourself a much larger job later time.  Released stress is having the relief in knowing when you when you need that bridle or stable sheet, it’s clean, in good repair, and waiting for use immediately. Organizing your tack trunk or tack room is also key in simplifying and cutting the time down in the prep time required before mounting the horse.  It is a great hands-on job that can be soothing and rewarding while reminding  yourself of what you have, what needs replacing or repairing, and knowing where everything is when you need it.

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Stress Releaser #8: Training Sessions

Time required: About an hour.

When you tackle a training session from a qualified horse trainer, you can relax and keep a confident perspective; doing wonders for both you and your horse.  The key to your success in horsemanship, and the satisfaction that comes with advancing in your qualifications, is recognizing your sessions are steps in a larger process, and not the final phase.  Realize that you are benefiting at the same time the horse is benefiting.  Part of the beauty is the horse you are working with will let you know how your are progressing and will give you that note of recognition you need. 

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Stress Releaser #9: Spare Moments With Your Horse

Time required: Any time that you can make, from 10 minutes to all day.

If you are looking for a great stress-relief prescription and you have some spare moments, just come on out to Warriors Road and hang out with the horses, minus any agenda.

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Stress Releaser #10: Trail Riding

Time required: One hour to a whole day, depending on location and destination.

Look at trail riding like taking a miniature vacation with you and your horse.  Trail riding is a great way to relax and unwind while all the stress and cares of this world seem to fade away.  Add some friends to accompany the ride, and it can be a great horsey social experience, at the same time.

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Stress Releaser #11: What are you waiting for – We’re waiting for your call. 

Time required: Right up to your next visit to Warriors Road

We can promise you will not walk out of here the same way you walked in and by the end of your stay, this is how you will look, strees free and  without a worry in the world.