In an equine world where riding is the norm,
The question not riding? is well and truly worn.
It can be tricky to be understood as to why,
Often judged, criticised and left alone to cry.
Reasons can be personal or broken dreams,
But people want an explanation it seams.
When one is given it is often pulled apart,
It feels like someone stamped on my heart.
Questions like why keep a horse you don't ride,
Is the opportunity for education not to hide.
Justify the costs to keep a non ridden horse,
We do it for the unconditional love of course.
There is more to a horse than to sit on its back,
What is needed is understanding that's a fact.
Our Facebook group gives people a place to be,
With others who really get non ridden you see.
So what do you say when asked: Not riding?
I know our friends are not shy hiding.
Let our voices celebrate all non ridden,
The delights are for all free not hidden.
The Non Ridden Equine Association UK has a page to help answer Not Riding Today?
Enjoy the free resources on the website.