11 December, 2008

Mind and Body

I picked up a book that I had not seen in a long time and was really affected by what the author said:

One of man's oldest dreams is to link his mind with the horse's strong body. A centaur would be born of this union. But to become a centaur, flesh and spirit must be mastered in harmony.-Phillipe Dumas, The Lipizzaners and The Spanish Riding School of Vienna
The feeling of total unity with a horse is something that is difficult to explain, however, it is a feeling of joy and all else pales in comparison. I think Phillipe Dumas captured the essence quite well.

EnJoy your horses,

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