And when you think of it, beloved, the equines – yes, even the most secluded, excluded thoroughbred racehorse to the wild ponies – in many ways, the horses are also the intermediaries between what you think of as the ‘wild’ and the ‘domesticated’. They are the totems, they are the messengers, they are the carriers of the energies between those realms. And what they are also doing, they are also teaching the elementals – what people have thought of as the ‘unseen’, who very clearly inhabit the planet – to also trust humans again.
St. Frances of Assisi