Today as I played with Victor, the Arabian gelding, I was reminded of our Healing and Horse Play workshops September 17, 24, and October 1. One of our workshop intentions is to deepen our awareness of our energy. Victor and I were playing in the round pen with changing directions while lunging on a long lead rope. At one point the thought crossed my mind that Victor could be stubborn at times.  And then I thought, hmmmmm....is it possible he is reflecting a stubbornness in me? My beautiful equine friend can be a perfect reflection of who I am, and guides me to a non-judgmental expanded awareness of myself. The self-acceptance I am learning is also a beautiful friend.