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We Are Equestrians

October 5, 2009
By xxthiskidxx BRONZE, Oakville, Other
xxthiskidxx BRONZE, Oakville, Other
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Can you feel it?
Can you sense it?
The Power?
The Speed?
The Passion?
Can you feel the need?

Do you see the movement?
Can you taste perfection?
Can you feel the connection?

Two Minds
Two Bodies
One Soul
One Goal

The arena is our stage
The sand is our red carpet

Can you see the partnership?

We float as one

Perfection is our goal
No matter how hard we fall
No matter how hard we hit the dirt
No matter how much we are laughed at
No matter how much critism we are given
We overcome every obstacle
We get back up

The sheer power
The swiftness
The capacity for greatness
There is nothing that can stand in our way

Brilliance does not come
Without pain
Without anger
Without humiliation

We take the heat
We turn deaf to the critics
We turn blind to the pretenders
We know who we are

We are strong
We can handle the power
Can you?

Can you take a 5 ft fence?
Can you turn a barrel at high speed?
Can you hit that point of elevation in a piaffe?
Can you go for miles without rest?
Can you pull a cart or carriage?

They can.

They take to the skies without wings
They lift us when we fall
They have the ability to transport us to another world
They are the shoulder to cry on
They are the silent voice that reassures us
They will always be there for us
As they always have been

Without them, we would have nothing

We would not exist
We are equestrians
We fall
We get back on
And we give em hell.

Can you hear the hoofbeats?
Can you feel the passion?
Can you sense the connection?
Can you see the partnership?
Can you take the fall and get back up?
If you can
You're one of us.

The author's comments:
Horses are a huge part of my life,and inspire me to write about them. This is to all the people out there that know what I mean when I say theres nothing like the power of the horse. To everyone who feels the rush and the freedom of riding a horse, this is for you.

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This article has 3 comments.

willisandI said...
on Apr. 29 2016 at 8:40 am
i love this and its true

naturelover said...
on Jan. 24 2010 at 4:12 pm
naturelover, Kingsport, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Let my people go."

"If the Good Lord had've wanted us to be the same, then He would've put braces on all our legs"

--Sally Field as Forrest's mom on the movie "Forrest Gump"

I am an equestrian and this basically describes the way I am, even though I (my horse and I, that is,) don't do shows or competitions.

Great writing style. I loved that you spoke to the audience instead of just talking about yourself.

on Nov. 20 2009 at 8:46 am
JessicaM BRONZE, Bryant, Arkansas
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I love it (: Great work!