Following is a Bedouin legend. To me it's more than mere legend. It truly captures the spirit of the horse. It's what motivates me to go out to the barn each morning, this time of year, in freezing temperatures. It's what makes my spirit soar and my heart sing.
"And Allah took a handful of southerly wind,
blew His breath over it, and created the horse.
He said to the magnificent creature,
"I have made thee as no other.
All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes.
Thou shall carry my friends upon thy back.
Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me.
Thou shall fly without wings,
and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse."
~ Bedouin Legend ~
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
I love this weather. It's energizing for both horse and rider and there are no flies or mosquitoes to combat. If I had to rate my morning on a scale of 1 to 10...it'd be an 11.