The more loving one is on earth, the easier it is to move forward into perfect harmony with nature, animals and the divine.
To me, the physical and spiritual are but reflections of each other. This is why taking care of the physical realm is so important to me. Taking care of Zum is truly a sacred act.
There is nothing as relaxing as a horse bending down to drink water from a natural springs.
At the waterfall, I got off and checked the cinch on Huszar’s saddle to make sure the saddle was tight. I am going to gallop Huszar for miles in the wash! Galloping as fast as possible is Huszar’s favorite thing to do!
I rode Huszar to a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the Sonoran desert on Thanksgiving Day. It is a miracle to see!
I met a woman who jumps her horse and who had a serious accident during a jump. She fell off her horse onto the hard ground. She has a metal plate through her entire pelvis. And she is still riding. I realize how dangerous horses can be but it only makes me be more careful when I ride Zum on the trails.
The best things in life are on the other side of fear.
My two primary tasks with Zum are to avoid danger and increase pleasure. I am teaching him that it is fun to trot in the round pen!
As I ride my young horse in the silence of the desert, I feel I am a true child of the Earth Mother and the Sky Father!
Four things are needed for me to gentle a young, wild horse like Zum: patience, mindfulness, encouragement and warmth.