Monday, January 14, 2008
Lessons from My Young Horse
Once we cleared the paths and the snow let up, the horses came out to play. Silk’s legs get cold and she has pretty bad arthritis in her hocks, so she’s usually ready to come in sooner than her daughter. Siete was just as happy as a little horse could be.
I realized that my confidence level has grown by leaps so that when Siete starts to act crazy on the end of a lead rope, I’m calm. My adrenaline used to make my heart start pounding. Now, I just settle her down, wait and proceed when she’s ready to behave. It’s so interesting how finding that confidence extends into other areas of my life. I’m able to stay unruffled and speak my mind without the anxiety I used to feel when faced with anger or aggression. If I can hold onto a bucking, rearing twelve hundred pound horse and know what to do, I can handle the human dramas no problem.