Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Persistence and Determination

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unawarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone...has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." ~Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
On that note, here are some photos captured from video my dearest friend and client Karen took for me on January 17th this year. This is Charisma, just 23 days back under saddle, 3 months and 23 days post surgery. This is no ordinary horse. The frame her fuzzy coated winter ears put around my view of the world is my favorite view. Every breath, every step, every half halt, every movement, EVERY RIDE is a gift that I never take for granted. Thank you Charisma.