Wednesday, May 1, 2013
lightness part 3
6. Delicacy or subtlety in craft, performance, or effect.
billy has taught me just how much a horse understands and how often we spend our time YELLING at our horses. "a horse can feel a fly land on them" is a common analogy told by horse people. then we go out and YELL at our horses to get something accomplished.
billy has taught me that the louder i yell the louder he has to get, to be heard. if i whisper, he is more than happy to try what i'm asking.
when i am communicating with him, sometimes, i have a lot of movement going on in my body and in my ropes and stick and string. billy will just stand there and LOOK at me as if to say, "just TELL me what you want woman!" then i laugh, get quieter and more subtle and off he goes to jump the barrel or stand on the pedestal. ahhhhh... gotta love;
lightness: Delicacy or subtlety in craft, performance, or effect.