This post is not really about horses–But about dreaming our dreams, and making them real. And how our dreams sustain us and give us hope.
I am passionate about Arabian horses.
My passion for my horses held me together when my life fell apart.
I love every part of having horses in my life–from riding to managing their care and feeding them. The best is simply hanging out and being with them, they are so personable, engaging, and comforting.
I love their soft nickers and the salty sweet hay scent of their muzzles.
I love the way my mare bows her head and kisses my hands to greet me. I love that my gelding sticks his tongue out to get attention.
I love trail riding.
I have loved horses since I was a little girl, living in the smoggy concrete jungle of Los Angeles, praying every night for a farm and a horse of my own.
I do not have my own farm, but I am grateful for living the best part of my dream, special horses of my own.
I especially love my Arabian mare. Ours is a true partnership. A deep and sustaining friendship. A love affair.
When I am tired or discouraged, my beautiful mare’s gentle spirit sustains me. When she was hurt, I held the space for her to get better. We carry each other.
What does finding your passion in life mean to you?
What do you dream of doing with your precious life?
What did you love when you were a small child, before the “shoulds” of society took over your dreams?
What is standing in your way, holding you back?
What would you be willing to let go of to live your dream?
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