It Blog Archive on October 4, 2009, 8:00

by Madelaina, age 14

It evens you in the saddle,
making two into one,
beckoning unison into each stride.

It’s the gap between strength
and gentleness of heart,
keeping aids a heard suggestion, rather than an order.

It helps you achieve flexion
as you sail around that ring
without cutting any corners or falling in.

It asks the horse to collect his trot
with its even tension in reins and leg
Coaxing him to listen and not change his pace.

It is what creates harmony,
essential to any team.
Can you