I have learned how absolutely wonderful it is to become one with the animal under you... When communication is effortless and movements are in sync, the world is a more beautiful place.
I've learned that very few problems seem so overwhelming or impossible to tackle when the trail is laid out before us and the sun is shining... Enjoy the little things, and the big things won't upset you near as much. Lol
And most importantly, I have come to realize the importance of never giving up on something you truly love.