“The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal,

but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.”

Mark Helprin

For me, the inclination to dance has become inhibited as the years have passed. At best, it is reserved for an occasional surreptitious wiggle while stuck in traffic.

 

We all should remember to dance.

 

On a physical level it helps to strengthen the heart and lungs; at a psychological level, it has proven to have a significant impact on improving brain health (reducing the risk of dementia). Perhaps, best of all – the emotional upswing we feel – happy hooves / happy feet!

 

So, whether it’s a carefully choreographed foxtrot, some creatively improvised contemporary, or a simple shimmy around the kitchen: it’s proven that we should follow the lead of the horses because dancing is good for our health and well-being.

 

It’s time to set ourselves free and dance like there’s no one watching!

Inspired by the horse and Simone Scott “Let’s Dance”