I have always had a love for horses. A connection, an awe, an intense wonder.
I love to just sit and watch them in the pasture grazing and swishing their tails. I love the sound of their hooves pounding on the grass as they run and buck as a storm rolls in.
The way they interact with each other, their intelligence, and the unique character each one has.
The curve of their necks and the set of their clean jawlines, flowing manes and flaring nostrils, and beautiful deep eyes.
But they are also bold, and strong, and spirited and sometimes easily frightened.
Many people say that horses are adept at mirroring who we are and how we are feeling at a particular moment. I am finding that I am learning to use this as a means of understanding my own fears and anxiety.
These beautiful creatures are helping me to gain emotional control and to confront and work through my fears, anxiety and panic.