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.
My desire to succeed and enjoy myself on the trails with Zum is becoming stronger than the fear of Zum bucking me off!