I found I am very flexible today. My horse was coming in through the pasture and my daughter was too small to really open the gate. She pushed it open and as I was bareback in throught the gate it slammed shut on me and cut the horse just a tiny bit but locked us in the gate. I backed her up but kept pressure going forward on her. She didn't buck. Nice.. they really do take their courage from you but staying flexible on bareback, gripping her with your legs... thats a pretty nice trick sometimes esp. when she's spooked.
I'm posting here I've got two big deals on the table this week. Close them, and I'm made. This is a nice moment. The calm before the storm. Feel like I did when I was a surfer, a kid. There on the beach at dawn. Flexible.