Riding Arion, Hazel felt powerful, unstoppable, absolutely in control—a perfect combination of horse and human. She wondered if this was what it was like to be a centaur. (from The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan)
This is a familiar feeling for me. A wonderful, beautiful feeling. And a feeling that I miss in my life in Boston. I’ve spent the last few days riding my beloved horses, and remembering things about myself that I first learned on horseback and which are most true when I am around horses. Like knowing that I am strong, and that I am able, and that I am in control of myself. I am stronger, calmer, brighter, and more in tune when I am around horses. I am more me around horses. And you know what? I can’t think of a better way to start a new year than feeling powerful, unstoppable, absolutely in control. Thanks, horses!