As for Rich and I, Rich makes jokes; that's one of the things I love most about him. His jokes have helped get us through some of the toughest times in our lives. Sometimes he makes jokes when he wants to ease the tension and other times when he doesn't want to deal with something. There are some times, however, when he has a short fuse and unfortunately doesn't use humor -- he reacts to a situation by getting loud and, in the end, this hurts him as much as it hurts those on the receiving end. I become the sounding board and am the one to help calm the situation. When this happens I hurt for him, because I don't want his goodness to be overshadowed by the outbursts and I want him to enjoy life more evenly. Patience in reacting and patience for life helps you to enjoy each moment in life and get the most from every experience. I know he's aware of this and is working at it...another one of those things that I truly love about him!
Anyway, during the session with Wyatt, I was able to be calm and strong; the horse acknowledged it and felt that it was no problem for me, and that is the same way I am with anything life has to throw my way.