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"Aesthetics and harmony are as important as physical competency. Riding is about cooperation: The rider doesn't just mold the horse; the horse also molds the rider."
"When the rider is mentally and physically tense, harmony cannot exist between horse and rider."
"...riding, and especially dressage riding, is about harmony. But harmony can only exist when there is no mental and physical tension between the partners."
"Our gift to the horse is to relieve him of stress; his gift to us, if we allow it, is a lesson in communication...."
"I begin to gain the trust and respect of the horse, so the difficulties will ease."