Lessons in Lightness

“Stop putting so much weight in your stirrups Rupert! You’re blocking your horse! You have to ride lighter!’ I stopped. I mean physically stopped the motion of the horse and stood there in the arena a few moments, the light streaming in from the arched stained glass window along its western wall. I needed to compute […]

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THE CAVE OF BRAHMA – Blog by Rupert Isaacson

“God Rupert you’re so ego-defended!“  The comment stopped me in my tracks, I looked at my girlfriend in confusion, wondering what she meant. Ego-defended. I hadn’t heard the term before.  “What do you mean?”  “Why are you so invested in being right?”   It was a good question. Good enough that – even in mid lover’s spat – the question staunched the flow

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The Little Bird 

No one forgets their first piaffe. Or, as the French, who invented the term, would say, their first piaffer; to strut. It’s riding the volcano before it erupts; in nature a stallions piaffes to display before a potential mate, and to gather himself before mounting her. When playing or fighting, horses of either sex piaffe

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