Now at six years old, Keairah and Salsa have a special relationship.
While giving basic horse skill lessons to my 4 year old niece, I realized that a lot of what I was telling her was actually basic lessons in life. You'll see below with the photos and descriptions what I am saying...
|Hold on tight - be prepared for the unexpected.||Hold the reins lightly - or you may get pulled out of your seat.|
|Have fun - life is short.||Check your path, check your horse - they depend on you.|
|Sit up straight, be confident.||Watch where you are going - you are the pilot.|
|Hold the rope in a bow - or your fingers will get pinched. We are all here to make it fun and safe for you.|
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. ~ Proverb
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong. ~ Pat Parelli
Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are. ~ Old English Saying
The true character of the horse is never completely revealed in the stable or in the riding school, beneath the saddle or in harness. To know him as he really is we must watch him under the open sky, in the meadow, among his own kind, for there we can see how different each horse is from his companions, how the ancient law of the herd lives on, and how the hierarchy is created with barely an encounter. ~ Hans-Heinrich Isenbart, The Beauty of the Horse