Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. ~ Thomas Merton

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 23: Quiet Reflection

Impromptu dinner plans with my sister altered my barn plans for last night. I think it was a good thing. I am having so much lovely success with Cricket but I need to remember how important it is to keep things slow and on our pace.

During some downtime yesterday, I went back and read some of my earlier posts. It's almost hard to believe that only three months ago I was considering placing Cricket and getting out of horses all together.

Last night I sat in Cricket's stall and listened to her munch her hay. Every once and awhile she come towards me. It was almost like she was checking in, making sure everything was okay.

As I watched her, I thought about my journey with her. It has not been easy and it has not always been fun. It has been one of the most rewarding endeavours of my life. I have taken time with her, not always by choice but at it turns out, it was always for the best. I have followed my intuition more often than not and I have a beautiful relationship as a result.


Lauren said...

Hi Lisa,
Have you noticed that Cricket and You have long since been modeling Principle #7 - BEAUTIFULLY!!!
I am in awe of your willingness to learn, grow, stretch and connect with your horse!
Happy to see you reaping the rewards!
Naturally, Lauren

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I don't know how much I've taught Cricket but the lessons she has imparted to me are countless. In some ways, Cricket leaves me no choice but to grow. She is the most demanding teacher and I am a better horseman and person because of her.