“Embrace the questing spirit that dances the story, paints the excitement, writes the dream and lives the song that is your own. You are the keeper of your story, the architect of your journey, the dream and dreamer, the maker of the map that is your life.”
Over the past 18 months I have been involved with using my horses to help youth at risk from drug abuse or relationship problems. It has opened my eyes to other worlds that we normally don’t see. The horses bring to the process a unique ability to draw to the surface issues that the individuals need to address if they want to implement positive change in their lives. It is a fascinating dynamic to observe at work. This particular horse is the alpha mare and I wanted to try and capture that unseen energy that she carries with her and uses to help people see into themselves with greater clarity.
Since this image was posted this mare has died but it was fascinating to watch her spend many hours together with the mare she chose as her substitute. For me it reminded me about how we are given a mantle to wear when our own mentors die and we are given the opportunity to carry the wisdom forward and add our own to the mix. The new mare has been worthy of the trust given to her – she leads well but with her own style.