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A Horse Named Xanadu
by Wilma Straight
07/21/05
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PS 32:9 Do not be like the horse or the mule, who have no understanding and must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.

I cannot lay claim to being an equestrian, but I have 2 friends who are. They shared their love and knowledge of horses with me on a couple of occasions that have been treasured memories for me. They introduced me to a wonderful, caramel-colored horse named Xanadu – Xan for short. She is a delightful creature. Novice and trembling, I did what little I could to prepare her for my ride. I spoke to her and brushed her, praised her for responding to my hands and nudges. Riding her was a joy. She twisted her ears to hear my voice, she followed my guidance from the reins and my knees. When I finished the ride, I did my best to contribute to her care and managed to give her a few treats in thanks. In return I got horsey love: she put her head over my shoulder and let me lean into her. She positively hugged me. She licked my palms and nuzzled me. She was like one really big dog. The next time I came, I called her when she was in the pasture and - dog-like - she came. Xan fulfilled her destiny as a horse when she was with me. She is the Eden horse for me. We have a relationship. (Or, had. Her owner moved her to another stable and then sold her, I believe. I have no idea where she is now.)

Destiny is relational; destiny is knowing who you are; destiny is knowing who reins you in and who brings you to a gallop and trusting them in both; destiny is love fulfilled; destiny can be dangerous – there’s always the risk of falling off; destiny is a joint, cooperative effort; desitiny is achieved with pressure from your knees; destiny is fulfilling and rewarding but never fulfilled or completely rewarded until the Day of Fullness comes.

Yippee-ay-kye-yeah (also Yippee-ay-kye-Jah) Hebrew for “God is good.”


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