Tuesday, November 5, 2019
I Know What Horsemanship Should Feel Like
I know what horsemanship should feel like..for me. I know all my blog friends are the same way. We know, and we continue to grow into it, our horses, and ourselves.
I used to hate riding bareback, now I love it...with Cowboy. Everything in its own time and season. Will I want to ride bareback on Tumbleweed? Probably not...for a long while.
I savor this phase of life--knowing to trust myself and my horses and not being pressured into doing things I don't want to do.
I want to be happy. I want my horses to be happy.
I don't have anything to prove to anyone...except myself. And what I want to prove to myself is that I'm a horsewoman who listens...
It can be a lonely world when you go your own way, but the type of people you will attract are those who will make your life better.
And in the end, when the noise quiets down, when all the friends are gone, and you're alone, reflecting on past joy--
all that will matter--
all you'll truly remember...
is how you made your horse feel.
So, how does horsemanship feel? Horsemanship should feel...horsemanship WILL feel like what you know in your gut your horses felt.
(Photos taken by my husband, who feels horsemanship the exact same way.)