"Every time you step into the round pen with a horse, remind yourself that today you may stand on the threshold of a great new personal discovery.
Each horse, in it's own way, is ready to coach you. And when your resolution to change-to work on the person you want to become- becomes heartfelt and sincere, the the horse will reveal his next great secret, his next gift, to you.
Horses are like a band of legendary Zen Masters. They are perfect teachers because they uncover your real motivation. They tell you when you are wholeheartedly committed or if you are faking it, when you are making a sacred vow or just paying lip service. Horses see what's holding you back. And when you find the courage to confront those shortcomings, horses will always reward you with a way to overcome them." Zen Mind, Zen Horse by Allan Hamilton