Sometimes, I stop and think about what utterly amazing creatures horses are. No other animal on this planet has a relationship with human beings like the horse does. There are animals that have been domesticated longer but there is no other creature on the earth that human beings can ride and influence the way we can influence horses. For goodness sake, the animal lets us sit on it and tell it when to stand still, how fast to move, where to go, in what order to move its legs, where to put its head, to leap over something far bigger than himself with no idea of what is on the other side, to run as fast as it can even though it might break its legs... I could go on.
Sometimes, we should all stop and marvel at the incredible generosity, forgiveness and respect that horses show us. We should be humbled.