Enthusiasm is being cheerful, happy and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartidly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic you have a positive attitude. Enthusiasm is being inspired.
You are practicing enthusiasm when you:
Smile, laugh and enjoy what you do.
Look forward to something eagerly.
Have a positive attitude.
Do things wholeheartedly.
I am full of enthuiasm. I give 100% to whatever I do. I use my imagination. I am open to the wonders in store for me today.
Our horses when inspired and full of enthusiasm, will demonstrate eager willingness to please us. In the show ring and even on many Thoroughbred Race Tracks acoss America, they may be full of anticipation and strong in our hands however they remain focused on the task at hand. They carry themselves proudly in proper carriage and listen carefully for their riders aids as they know the experienced and well schooled rider, will always have their best interest at heart and judge accordingly what the horse is being asked to do. The horse places utmost trust in his rider which allows the horse to be free with his enthusiastic behaviour.
Defining the Virtues
Virtue of Trustworthiness - Week of Sept. 1 - 7, 2012