Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (1888 - 1965), was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor.
He could have no idea of the forthcoming information deluge that would be precipitated by the internet, and yet his words are prescient: "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
Like Eliot, horses still operate according to pre-internet instincts. They need us to be wise and knowledgeable, not just (well-)informed.
Victor Frankl wrote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." He wasn't talking about horsemanship, but to me his words ring true for both the horse and the trainer: as horse, as human and as the team they can be together.
Here's an infographic showing six things you can do while you wait for the Corona Virus pandemic to abate!
Practise basic hygiene, like washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after playing with your ponies.
Here's a great tip from a my wise friend: wash (or sanitise) your hands for as long as it takes you to sing 🎶 Happy Birthday 🎶. Then dry with a paper or cloth towel, not a bacteria blower. Stay well!
Need something to read? Consider my WINNING HORSEMANSHIP Book, delivered to your door or your device!
"The more you learn about yourself FROM a horse,
the better horsewoman you will become FOR a horse." Joanne Verikios
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