Pearls of Wisdom

Yesterday, I spoke to members of a beautiful gated community in Scottsdale who are interested in horses. I told them about my childhood with my Shetland pony, my Arabian stallion and my lifelong passion for Arabian horses. I mentioned that I believe horses are emotional beings. A horse mirrors the emotions of the human trying to work with him. I have learned from training my young colt that if I am sad, he moves away. If I am afraid, he is nervous. If I am angry, he is more apt to bite or kick me. If I am happy, he wants to be close to me. If a horse sees an angry human who is not directing the anger towards the horse, I can see how the horse could be forgiving. But there is no point in directing anger towards a horse. One of my mother’s favorite pearls of wisdom is ‘negativity breeds negativity.’