Hoofbeats In Heaven
In Praise Of The Horse

Tribute To The Human/Equine Bond

Written & Contributed By
Anellida Schoeman

What is freedom?

When are you really free…when you can do what you want?! 
I think not… 
When you make the decisions in your life? 
Still no, I think.

When are you free?? 

Does it differ for each one?? 
Is your freedom my cage, my lock and key? 
Is your freedom, even truly free? 
How would we know?? Till we tried and tested?

I don’t know what your freedom is;
I won’t even venture a guess as to where you are free. 
All I can say is… I know where I feel free, 
where the worries of tomorrow and the pain of yesterday is 
but fleeting shadows, faint and powerless.

I am free, 
there where the sound of my breathing and the rush in my veins 
mingles with the thunder of his hooves on the ground, 
the steady beat of his heart beneath my knees 
and the strength of his muscles covering the ground. 

Where my hands, and my knees tingles with the fire in him, 
and I am powerful and strong, fit and fast!! 
Where we become one, his muscles are mine to direct,
my desires his to do!

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