“Spirit of lion
May we feel the purpose of your heart
Resounding in your roar.
Spirit of horse,
May we feel the pulse of the earth
In your wild hoofbeats
May you join
In strength and glory
As a symbol of how we long to be.”
~ Kim McElroy
One night after a difficult day I was driving home mulling over my feelings of frustration. I thought for a moment of how I wanted to feel, and the image of “Lionheart” appeared in detail in my mind’s eye. Needless to say I pulled the car over and created a quick sketch so I could record the inspiration. I later met a Kiger Mustang stallion who was the perfect model for the horse. His gentle wildness is the perfect complement to the lion’s strength and sense of purpose.