Reliance Blog Archive on September 19, 2010, 7:00

by HorseFeathers, age 17

Pure joy, they say, pure freedom
is on the back of a horse
But whose freedom, whose joy?

Does it belong to the horseflesh beneath
or to the burden on top?
Who has control over movement?

A true horsewoman knows that pure joy
starts at the end of a rope
with her boots on the ground

A true horsewoman knows before freedom
there must be trust intertwined
Both must submit to each of the strengths

One will follow and the other will lead
that is how it was and always will be