Friday, March 24, 2017
We shall be released in unexpected ways
When I was a young girl I took English horseback riding lessons at Stanford Riding Academy. My mother was a natural born horsewoman and wanted her three daughters to have the wonderful experience she had with horses as a young woman in her 20's, but none of us inherited her gift with horses. One of the many horses I rode was named Beau. Beau was very much like the horse in the YoutTube video in that he had a mind of his own. Beau ran away with me on several occasions and once stopped abruptly, and I flew over his head and landed on my feet on the ground in front of him. Shaking in my boots, I climbed back up on Beau. I clearly remember my tears and frustration. I wanted so much to be good at riding horses like my mother, but I simply didn't have what it took.
It's been a long time since I laughed in the way I did watching this video and the one on my previous post with the Tyrannosaurus Rex making a snow angels and wandering off into a snowy landscape. Something is shifting inside me, with the arrival of both tears and laughter.
I would not have found the horse that made me laugh if I hadn't searched for, found, and listened to the video below. For some reason, the horse video in the sidebar caught my attention. Who knows why.