If you measured the success of Jesus’ earthly ministry using a worldly yardstick it was a colossal failure. To some Jesus was just that guy from Nazareth, and you know, nothing good comes from Nazareth [John 1:46]. The folks with the power and opinions that “mattered” during His ministry were not impressed as much as they were annoyed. Efforts to upset the balance of power are never appreciated by those who presently wield it.
Humans are amazingly consistent when it comes to issues of ego, greed, and power. Horses, on the other hand, are amazingly consistent when it comes to matters of leadership and relationship. Our work to earn worthy leadership status with horses is a work of every day, not something that it is possible to master and retain. The only way to achieve success is to risk being a failure in the eyes of a world that elevates fifteen minutes of You-Tube fame over the life of an unborn child.