They are my strength of will and mirror into the soul. I used to have Black Stallion-syndrome/Barbie pony syndrome, and I made a lot of mistakes with many horses because I just wanted to look cool riding a pretty horse in front of all my friends. All my life I've been told I can't have a horse, can't work with horses, I'm doing everything wrong, I should just stop working with horses and do something else. All of the roadblocks I've met have taught me something way deeper. I've questioned everything I thought about horses, about animals, and about humanity. Working with horses isn't just fun for me, it's about pushing the limits of human psychology and placing myself in a position that's so wild and unnatural to humans, but that somehow feels strangely like home. The only thing that separates us from animals is speech, and when we form that bond with horses that's unlike any other, we're speaking to them. What they say back is what makes it look like magic.
I guess I kinda take it overboard =P