The trick to good horsemanship is to love and want the best for your horse more than you love being comfortable, being right, and looking good. To put the well-being of your horse above ego, above grudges, above shallow goals and above our own pleasures.
That is a lifelong goal for me. If we are honest, and really open to self critique, we’ll find those moments where we aren’t our best and learn from them. I am constantly learning about myself, through the horse; and grateful for the opportunity to awaken and care as selflessly as I am able to for my horses.