The following post was written by Global Gap Year Fellow Alexis Dumain.
Horses are some of, if not the most, illogical and insecure animals on this planet; however, the month I spent interning at a B&B/natural horsemanship stable and learning how to speak their language taught me more about compassion and deeply-rooted confidence than any other being I’ve come across.
Some things I learned:
Shoveling poop is meditative, especially when it’s so early that your brain cells aren’t yet fully firing.
Flinging said shoveled poop over the fence line is cathartic and makes me feel like some badass jungle warrior.
Sometimes said flung shoveled poop hits a tree and then blows back to you in the wind like some sort of karmic penance.
Falling over with a wheelbarrow full of said shoveled poop because, in your haste to dispose of said shoveled poop, you tripped on a rock is a humbling […]