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The Project:

One Mustang directly off the range, One Trainer, Many Students, Communication through body language, Tools used only for safety, never to train


The Goal:

To discover how far Equestrian Art can be developed solely using body language.


She let go.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.


She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line.

She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…

~ Rev. Safire Rose



  1. I love this…thank you!!

  2. I love it Elsa, as I was reading it and looking at the photos of Myrnah, I imagined it was her letting go!

    • So wonderful right? Thank you Ritambhara for all your encouragement throughout this whole process!

  3. Wow. Thank you–

  4. Very Zen! Wonderful advice and beautiful words which are signposts pointing towards the experience of BEING …. NOW ……. ultimately having to let go of these words too for they are also an abstraction of life and not LIFE itself …… to Let Go even of this concept … ahhhhhh …. that is the trickiness. Horses feel life directly and we can sometimes experience this “wordless beingness” in their presence ….their feeling energy bringing forth our own sense of presence, our own experience of present moment awareness. But it is the nature of the egoistic mind to always wish to translate the experience into words, to capture it through abstraction and thereby turn the direct experience immediately into a memory, losing the awareness of the present moment and the direct experience of LIFE. To let go of this momentum of mind and just BE ….that is the challenge!

    Thank you Elsa for sharing this inspiring poem.


    • Such conformations and contradictions and too many words and too few and somehow just perfect too…;)….
      Namaste, Elsa

  5. Beautiful poem! And so appropriate in the continuing story of you and Myrnah…

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