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Josh Norman Finds Serenity Saddled On His Horse


If you watched Hannah Storm's "Face to Face" segment with cornerback , who just signed with the Redskins, then you're aware that Norman likes to get away from it all when he can.

The interview took place on Norman's farm in Huntersville, N.C., on Bit O Luck Horse Rescue, where the cornerback keeps his 10-year-old saddle-bred named Delta 747.

"It's so peaceful and relaxing," Norman told Storm. "You hear the birds and the calmness of the air. All the cares and worries just goes away."

Norman grew up on a horse farm in South Carolina and has owned and ridden horses his whole life.  Even throughout the season he rode his horse at least once a week during his lone off day. It helps him escape the pressure situations he faces every other day of the week.

"Absolutely, absolutely the release, no cares no worries, just come out here and it's you and your beast," Norman told WSOCTV. "You become the horse and the horse becomes you in a way."

More recently, the riding has taken on more of a public persona. Norman pretended to ride Delta during his two touchdown dances last season (he was flagged for one of them) and he even set up a Twitter account for Delta last summer. He only follows other horses on Twitter.

The days out on the farm let him collect his thoughts in the quiet and reflect on his journey from Coastal Carolina to the NFL. 

"Just like wow, sit back and really look at everything we've been through and overcame. We were able to get out here and get our thoughts together," Norman said.




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