الإثنين 22 يوليو 2024

Middle-Age Horse Madness

موقع أيام نيوز

Horse fever horse crazy bitten by the horse bug horse madness A condition usually associated with preteen and young teen girls characterized by an obsessive love of horses. Symptoms Incessantly talking reading writing drawing and daydreaming about horses collecting horse posters magazines models and horse art in excess living for the moments when horses can be touched smelled ridden or simply in close proximity.
Treatment Later teen years boys! school marriage children career lack of money and lack of time.
Cure None.

Horse fever can never really be cured it simply lies dormant until the conditions are right for the madness to return. A growing number of middleaged women are taking up horsemanship and riding for the second time in their lives proving that once you are bitten by the horse bug it will always be in your blood. Different catalysts prompt the resurgence of the fever but the result is almost always the same a fulfilled lifeembracing happy and healthy older woman.
Mary Comstock was bitten by the horse bug when she was nine years old and saw the Mounted Police patrolling Point Pleasant Park in Halifax Nova Scotia. She became so obsessed that she even pretended to be a horse for a while! When she was 11 years old she started taking lessons with the Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers. She rode with them for two years until a riding accident left her with a serious head injury and badly shaken confidence. Her love of horses didnt go away but it would be almost four decades later after university marriage children and moving out west before she would make it back into the saddle. In 2009 she found a patient instructor who helped her to gradually regain her confidence and rediscover the joy of riding. 
At age 53 she purchased a Gypsy Vanner gelding named Stormy. The pair has been getting out of the arena and onto the trails together even trying their hand at competitive trail riding. Horse fever has again taken Comstock by full force now and she loves every minute of it.
As a child Doris Struck Quinn learned to ride on rented horses. At ten years old with fullblown horse madness no helmet no lessons alone in a field she learned the feeling of flying for the first time and was hooked for life. She attended two weeks of lessons each year for three summers but after her parents were