Make me worthy of my horse,
as I value his trust above all else.
Help me understand his lessons,
for he is far wiser than I.
Let me observe with my soul,
For my ears & eyes miss much.
Guide my hands & make them feel,
for I hold not my friend’s mouth in them, but his heart.
Keep my mind open & willing,
only in this way will my horse & I continue to grow.
Put faith in place of my doubts,
only one will allow me to move forward.
Never allow me to forget, the three most important things:
I am not training my horse, we are learning together.
My horse asks only for my leadership, he repays me with his trust.
Patience, not power, will win my horse’s respect.
Make me worthy of my horse ...