I stumbled upon this wonderful footage of Tom Dorrance – the legend of horsemanship.
When I watched it, I could feel his kindness, calmness, and simplicity. Although it was hard to hear what he was saying at some points, I was captivated! Balancing a broom… he talks about how you have to try it a bit, then come back and try again until you can really balance a broom on top of your thumb.
Tom relates balancing a broom to starting (and generally riding) horses… you always have to be a bit ahead of the broom or of the horse so that it doesn’t “fall”. Always one step ahead.
This is also another video of Tom, as he was still a bit younger.