In a beautiful article by Chronicle of the Horse:
Best quote: “And I learned something that I still work toward, the real art of what we do, which is riding this really fine line between making a horse do something and allowing the horse to do something,” Texel continued.
“I learned about that line really early on in my riding. It’s something you see really evident at the highest level and the lowest level—that lesson of the gray in between. It isn’t just a riding lesson, it’s a life lesson. It’s between the American ‘Do or Die’ and the Buddhist ‘Allow to Unfold.’ You have to have the ability to view all of the sides of the situation.