Guest Blog Post by Brook N.
Chapter 1 out of 12 new chapters to be written!
I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief that we are starting a new year. January is known for being the month of resolutions and goals. People see January as a fresh start, and an opportunity for growth. Some of the most common goals I often hear around January 1st are, “I’m starting my diet”, “I’m going to exercise more”, or even “I’m going to save more money this year”. As we roll over into another year I started to wonder, what are people’s resolutions with their horses?
So – let’s find out together!
I sent out a survey to those who are signed up for our Double D Trailers e-mail list. We send out informative monthly newsletters, and occasionally a fun survey! 445 people responded to the survey where I asked two questions. The first question was:
Out of the responses, 388 people (87.4%) responded yes, they do have horse-related resolutions for the New Year. Out of curiosity, I didn’t want to stop there. Out of the 445 people who participated, 418 people gave a response to my second question, which was:
Many people shared resolutions that included riding/spending time with their horses. After leaving what was a difficult year for most of us, this is a great goal moving into a New Year. Research (1) has shown that riding horses has a therapeutic effect on mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and P.T.S.D. Some of the riding related resolutions that were submitted included:
Another common theme that we saw in the results of the survey was participants eager to purchase a new trailer in the New Year. Here are some of those responses:
Some other “just plain horsey” goals for the New Year were:
If you’re still of unsure of what goals you want to set for yourself (and your horse) this year, we hope some of these responses inspired you. If you have any questions about our trailers, feel free to contact Brad.
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