I was reading some examples of Haiku this morning during a quiet, dawn breaking moment. I was remembering how much I enjoyed writing my small child’s examples of Haiku that we learned about in elementary school.
Later today, I am loading Minnow into my big horse trailer. I have my mini fridge packed with all of my favorite foods, saddle, bridle and blankets, favorite pillow on the bed ( I’ll be gone a few days) and I’m headed to the rocky-est, steep part of the Texas Hill Country, Bandera. It’s about a five hour drive through little, Texas towns, lots of coffee stops at the local gas station.
I will be competing with about 100 other riders, in a judged cross-country obstacle ride near Pipe Creek. I haven’t ever done this before, being judged that is…and I’m looking forward to learning what it’s all about.
Minnow and I have been practicing side passing over logs, backing up inclines, hopping over small, fallen logs…
I think he enjoys it because he gets real serious and careful as we approach each obstacle.
Here is my Haiku about how I am feeling today as I leave for this new adventure…
When we step forward
fear has no power over us
all steps are in joy