|Three generations of riders, near Magdalena, NM, July 2012|
|Maggie communing with Goliath before the ride|
"Horses are highly perceptive animals and very emotionally connected to other horses and even humans....
"Horses are so good for personal development because they tend to reflect the emotional state of the human."
(Pat Parelli, in Harnessing the Power of Equine-Assisted Counseling)
|Goliath sidles up to nudge Dad, who usually rides him|
"Horses are incredible
they make us
grow a solid foundation,
and dedicate ourselves to
"Horses have a remarkable ability to help humans regain confidence, freedom, and a sense of security. Through interaction with them we can learn to connect with our natural wisdom and ultimately become better, more emotionally intelligent human beings."
(Vallerie Coleman, in Harnessing the Power of Equine-Assisted Counseling)