So I get up early in the morning and watch motivational videos or I listen to motivational speeches. Topics like gratitude, discipline, self love and other topics. I enjoy and appreciate these things because they are important. My area of expertise is in the horse industry so I’m dealing with people that are at different levels of Horsemanship, different ages, and different genders. I also get the opportunity to work with lots of horses every week. I teach Horsemanship classes at Asbury University and we have over 100 horses there. I’ve traveled to different parts of the world because of my life in the horse industry. My point is that I know this industry and the people in it. What is obvious is that there are lots of people in the world that want to have a relationship with horses. I believe that relationships are where we have a great opportunity to really see ourselves. Difficulty is going to come in relationships whether it’s with your horse, your friend, your spouse or whoever. When difficulty comes that’s when we need to look in the mirror and see ourselves for who we are. Do we want to run, get violent, scream, take drugs or alcohol? These are the times in life when the water gets deep and flows fast. It seems dangerous and we react to our fear. This is when we have to slow down and think, respond to what’s going on so we don’t make bad decisions. We have to be able to recognize what we’re afraid of. Drowning is easy to see but what’s going on in the relationship? Once we recognize what we’re afraid of we can address it, gather information and understanding so that we can deal with it in a positive way. If you’re in long term relationships whether it’s with your horse, a friendship, marriage, God or whatever, the water is going to get deep and that will be the best place to get to know yourself!

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

2 thoughts on “Depth

  1. Pat R Grochowina

    Thanks Jesse. I look forward to reading your blog each morning. It is a wonderful way to start the day !!



    Very well said and inspiring. We want our horses to stop and think vs reacting, having this skill in the human also makes perfect sense.


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