If you face your fears, swallow your pride, and are willing to work at it, you’ll learn lessons in courage, commitment and compassion in addition to basic survival skills. You’ll discover just how hard you’re willing to work toward a goal, how little you know, and how much you have to learn. And, while some people think the horse “does all the work”, you’ll be challenged physically as well as mentally. Your horse may humble you completely. Or, you find that sitting on his back is the closest you’ll get to heaven. If it is in your blood to love horses, you share your life with them. Our horses know our secrets: we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears. When you step back, it’s not just about horses-it’s about love, life, and learning.