As a horse lover and owner, some days it is hard to be patient. You start the day with the best intentions, yet the tenacity and persistence of your equine friend to parallel you in determination often ends up with your resolve to be patient in the gutter.
Patience is a virtue. Pure and simple. There are horse trainers out there who do not lose patience, I must give them all the respect that I have. Because I am not one of them. I get worn down, I get frustrated and yes, I get scared.
But the more resolve I have to be patient, the more I believe I am patient, the more patient I become. I get less frustrated, my riding gets better, I laugh off the moments of misbehavior and get back to work. It has not been an easy road and I am certainly not done. I don't expect that I will ever be a person with endless patience, but I try.
And so, my fellow equine lover, you too must try. When you are beaten down, trodden upon, cold, tired, hungry or angry. Reach deep down inside and find that glimmer of patience you only reserve for the most taxing of situations. Use it. Believe in yourself, think of yourself as a patient person. In time, it will flow more naturally.
In the words of Dr. Dyer, 'As you think, so shall you be'.