“I myself have seen that when the Lipizzaner stallions gave a display within a horse show, they did not pay the slightest attention to any of the other horses around them or to the bustle of the show, but stared intently in the direction where their comrades performed. It made me think of a theatre where some actors remain hidden in the wings to watch the stars of the group.”
– Alois Podhajsky, from the book “My Horses, My Teachers”
The way I interpret this quote, we all need to focus in order to accomplish what we do and to do it successfully. This pertains not only to riding, but also to other aspects in our lives.
Focus, and it will happen. Divert your focus, and nothing will get done.