His art was his song to God. That is why he told me to build my indoor arena like a cathedral. As a child I really perceived that he was happy seeing you on his horses being quietly exuberant. It is that joyful quiet like in a church. That is how I feel, it is a prayer to God, a song, a voice.
This is a perfect description of a sort of quiet, transcendental quality I've always been searching for the right words to describe. I've seen it in just a few riders, a few times in my life and I admire it so.
And the part about haunch equilibrium -- too true!!! I'd never ridden a spanish horse or lip before I bought mine and boy has it been an odd, different feeling.