My platform for learning
and making life decisions.
It has seen countless horses –
rangey, green, dull, troubled, and dead broke.
Five hundred dollar horses and $35,000 horses – they’re all the same,
breathing fire, tearing up the earth beneath
It’s seen snow, wind, rain, and sunshine
Tears, sweat and both horse and my own blood.
I’ve cried in it
Laughed in it
Fallen in and out of love in it.
I’ve been lifted up into the heavens with magical rides
and bucked off in it.
The slab of leather between me and my horse gives me the ability to grow change, and become the rider and person I always wanted to be.