I did it.  I overcame some major fear to get into the round pen with Hoartie.  Hoartie was brilliant and definitely has a future as a therapy horse.  I asked her to give me space and she moved away until I was ready for her return.  She showed her vulnerability, but not in the overwhelming ways of her past.  Rather than allowing ourselves to spiral out of our minds with fear, we built upon our confidence until we were walking side by side within the round pen.  

I’m so sleepy right now and have another long day planned for tomorrow.  Whew!  or better, Whoa!