When I introduced myself into this forum, I told you how I got involved. When the first posts came in, I deeply regretted to have done so. I understood why it was wrong to point at the bad things instead of elaborating on the good things, not realizing that I contradicted myself.
As I was tempted to withdraw myself immediately, I am glad I was interrupted because as I saw more posts coming in, I realized that I had managed to evoke many deep and necessary postings which most probably wouldn't have been written without my own contribution, although they didn't even fall back on it.
I am deeply impressed about the scope and depth of the thoughts and insights developed here, but there is nothing for me to contribute so far, only to learn. Miriam reminded me in a very beautiful personal message to introduce myself in the appropriate forum, which I have done. This introduction developed into a reflection about my own history with horses, and at the end I discovered (so to say by chance, if you believe in chance) an interesting piece of information stemming from the person who sent me here. Isn't that surprising?
I don't know what you all know already, so maybe you don't know anything about what he told my readers in 2003: :arrow: Doma India
(Indian taming) with subtitle "Domar es un acto de amor, sin ninguna duda." (Oscar Scarpati Schmid, "taming is an act of love, without doubt"). If you don't know about that and want me or him to translate the article, I guess you should say so. The pictures, of course, speak for themselves. This is only the first part of a series; the second part is called :arrow: WohltÃ¤ter des Pferdes
(benefactor of the horse), the third part :arrow: Die Sanftheit des Pferdes
(the gentleness of the horse).