Archive for August 25, 2013

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Horse Riding Partners

I spent a wonderful hour in the saddle today, working on my communication skills with my horse, Bravo. This is a picture it; our link. He is a willing worker, but even better, he wants to carry his end, to be a partner. Today, while puffy grey clouds gathered for a summer storm and flurries of wind gusted his black mane up and over, we practiced what I like to think of as a dance – that spirit of cooperation that, if we can find it, makes riding so wonderful. Ours was a little out of sync at times, but I can already imagine the day, when it will be as smooth as silk.