‘Men have forgotten this truth,’ said the fox. ‘But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Going to the barn to tend to my horse is a daily ritual. Indeed, it is a responsibility I take very seriously.
The above quote by French pilot, poet and author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, sums up quite succinctly this duty of stewardship that I feel.
Bear entered my world as a four-year-old — wet behind the ears and full of beans. It became my responsibility to channel his youthful energy into a mature and happy horse. This could only be achieved through gentle nurturing, informed and patient training, and good care.
Bear has come to rely on me for these things. Consistency, on my part, is key if our relationship is to continue to grow. He rewards me with his trust, his beauty, his desire to please and his amazing sense of humour.
He is a diamond of a horse wrapped in bay velvet … and I have tamed him.
Nurture what you love …
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