For me, the best expression and feeling of freedom is riding.
I love to ride, whether its riding to accomplish something, or just going out and going riding. There's a lot of it that is mediative for me, and there's a proud feeling when I teach a horse something new, and they get it right the first time.
There's also that wild, free feeling when you give the horse its head and take off across a field at full tilt, like riding an avalanche.
Its a stress release, and a joy.
Its a rush, its humbling, and its the time when I feel that anything is possible, and everything is probable.
The sun shines a little bit brighter, the breeze is just a bit sweeter and all the cares of life just wash away in a feeling of contentment and quiet partnership with a gentle giant.
I guess its appropriate that I finally got to ride one of the new horses on today, of all days.
Happy Independence Day, folks. I hope that each and every one of you gets to have a moment today where you feel completely free.