2. september 2010
Ride with love
When I ride my horse like this, there is a long story behind it. The sad story of young and "difficult" Taktur belongs to those who already know it. I just want you to know that it is not that this horse is so "easy" that makes it possible to ride without equipment.
Taktur was born knowing how to run in the forest. I had to learn what he needs from me to bring me along safe and comfortable.
He needed me to be more attentive, respectful, humble, calm, balanced, and with less agenda. I had to do some work on myself to be honest.
I get continuously challenged by my wise horse. He knows who he is, and he knows what he wants. He wants to feel freedom and at the same time feel connected with others. He likes to get along, and he can be very helpful when somebody needs him to be.
He does not give his goodwill away for free, and there must be a reason for him to say yes when I ask him for a favor.
A favor I might ask is: “Will you carry me a while, galloping in the forest?” My reason is that I love it.
I feel that this way he loves it too.
Photos: Hanne Bratholm