horseback riding quote

…Riding a horse isn’t what it looks like: it isn’t a person sitting in a saddle telling the horse what to do by yanking on the reins. Real riding is a lot like ballroom dancing, or maybe figure skating in pairs. It’s a relationship.
—  Temple Grandin, in her book “Animals In Translation.”
It’s one of the four Agreements of Riding, you have to put in everything you have all the time. Some days everything you have isn’t going to be that much, and that’s okay. But it’s the days after days of slacking off that lead to nothing getting done. So do all that you can and recognize your limits and ride more of your horse more of the time.
—  My trainer