I started to get more and more comfortable on Luna's back in the last few days. Listening and following her movements was slowly shifting my attention from stiffed hands on the reins and from all those excess feet movement that I continuously made from the sides before.
Today I was about to ride her again, but when I approached the paddock, I suddenly changed my mind. Mumi, the calm fjord stallion hasn't been ridden for a while, and anyway, he has been giving me quite a hard time during our previous riding sessions. Whenever he sensed my unsecure movements was taking me around the hall just as I was a sack of potato, carrying me from one end to the other.
Today, when we started our riding session my mind was still holding the broken glass bowl with falafel that I dropped on the floor half an hour before. After lamenting on it for a while, it moved to the next case: in China someone used my bank account on Valentine's Days, without asking for my permission. And the pictures of the counterfeit kept spinning in my brain over and over again while Mumi was walking below me completely confused in my swirling thoughts. I wonder from how animals are getting all the patience to deal with us people deeply lost in our dwell of thoughts?
Mümi is teaching me authority, firmness and awakeness. With Luna I cannot even imagine not being present all the time. She is not giving me any other choice: be right there in the saddle or I show you quickly the way down to the ground.
When I am too much delured in my thoughts Mümi gets frozen too. He is a fjord, but powerful one. And would be very hard to manage him with force. As an expert chariage horse he is in his full power of doing whatever he wants with you. But he is not that kind. Has immence patience and wisdom. And whispers me all the time: be firm with me but not violent, show me where to go but don't kick and drag me around as a I would be a stupid donkey.