One last, last quote from 'The Ethics and Passions of Dressage'. Right at the end of the book Charles De Kunffy writes that the "leading classes of Western society made sure that their young elite recieved an education on horseback" because:
"... horses can educate through first hand, subjective, personal experiences, unlike human tutors, teachers and professors can ever do. Horses can build character, not merely urge one to improve on it. Horses forge the mind, the character, the emotions and inner lives of humans. People can talk to one another about all these things and remain distanced and lonesome. In the partnership with a horse, one is seldom lacking for thought, emotion and inspiration. One is always attended by a great companion".
To Bella and Jack, and those who went before; the greatest companions anyone could ever have wished for.