I often think about how similar my kayak, Spirit, is to a horse.
- When I pull the painter, it feels like pulling a stubborn horse’s lead line. I have to encourage the boat/horse to follow
- She’s like a pack animal
- She’s like a trusty steed
- She’s pretty cute
- Sometimes I talk to her
- I’m always glad to see her waiting for me where I left her
- Cleaning her and keeping her in good condition feels like a privilege, not a chore