Sometimes it’s the people we meet that change our view of the world!
Moving to the other side of the globe, alone, was not easy, and I was often asked the question “you’re here, living alone, all by yourself…why?”
Anyone who knows horses, stopped when I said, “My horse is here”, the non horse variety continued with…”And?” lol
Having my horses here made it easier, as it gave me an escape. When I’m on the horse, I don’t know where I am, what country, what culture, how hot or cold it is, I just know I’m with my horse, and that is a kind of home for me.”
When I leave the stable, I found it was the people I met, slowly, that made the other side of the world, seem not so far away.
Then there are the people you meet, that change you for the better, or perhaps make you learn something you didn’t know about yourself.
I found that my once “I am independent, and I don’t need anyone”, attitude, could actually find quite a lot of comfort in allowing myself to lean on someone else.
For a period, I was without a trainer, which was difficult, but when people asked who trained me, I told them the answer was obvious.
The person, to teach me the most about myself, is my horse.
My mum used to tell me that some people are connected to horses, and that she used to watch Nuno Oliveira, who was physically not exactly the model athlete, but when he got on a horse, it was magic.
I don’t assume to ever have that kind of talent, but I can sure strive for it everyday, by listening to what my horse is telling me, and trying my best to let him show me what he is made of!
To anyone who likes my classical articles, I have been told on many occasions now to put all my pieces together, with added extras, to create a book, “Classical Training From The Ground Up”
Please, if anyone knows a publisher who may be willing to support my dream, I would be so grateful, or even if anyone may be able to help in any way at all 🙂