A rest cycle exists not only in the physical part of training but also in the mental part as well.
Physically, rest allows the body to heal and recover.
Mentally, rest increases productivity, renews attention, increases memory and increases creativity.
Spiritually, rest allows us to rediscover our identity and a sense of mission.
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Many people struggle to find enough time to fit riding in with the rest of life…but maybe we are over thinking this. Work is good, but rest is important too and if you find yourself renewed and refreshed by spending time with your horse, even if it is something as simple as a good grooming session…maybe that will have a greater impact on the two of you than you might imagine.