I have been away. Duty called, and I winged my way across these United States for several days in the D.C. area. I spent those days learning things for my job. I would rather have been riding and learning horsey things – but I love learning in any form. Besides, the conference was in one … More Equus interruptus
As has been the pattern this past couple of years, we reach the point of getting back in the saddle and something goes awry. Weather, lameness, work, human illness … we’ve experienced all in more than copious quantities of late. This week is proving no exception!
Most important is love of the horse. It is the leitmotiv that should underlie all our intercourse with this most lovable of creatures. A horse will overcome its inborn shyness and gain confidence, the fundamental condition of mutual understanding, with a man whose love it feels….Anyone who loves his horse will be patient, and patience, inexhaustible … More Love of the horse
A real horseman must not only be an expert – he must also be able to think and feel like a horse, that is, to realize that a horse is not equipped with human understanding. Such a horseman should be both horse and man – a centaur, not only physically, but also psychologically – anthropomorphic … More A Real Horseman