"Upon a mare white as the moon
She keeps a stately pace,
And though we chase fast as we can,
She always wins the race --
She always wins the race.
"Train my heart to your saddle gold,
My mind to your silver rein
And out upon the trail we'll go,
a-Hunting for our dreams,
a-Hunting for our dreams."
Another authorial aside for the lyrics:
(first verse): in all statues depicting Her, She is always riding at a walk, but despite of that, accounts say that no matter how fast a rider gallops after her, she or he can never catch up... To me, this signals that she is probably a Time Goddess (trying to catch her is like trying to catch the future -- even with a TARDIS, the Doctor can't do that -- not in his personal timeline, anyway). So it seemed to be appropriate to start off with that..
(second verse): many accounts place Her (or in Christian times, a "faery") as the nightmare -- that when you have a nightmare, it's because She has put a saddle and bridle on you and is riding you hell-for-leather through the Otherworld, which is why you wake up sweaty and exhausted. However, the thing about nightmares is that if you manage to dream lucidly, and turn face the terror that's after you, that terror will either become your best ally, or at least lose its potency. Hence the request to see her saddle and reins (which can be a hard burden to carry) as precious gifts...
Btw, dressage, which this act will highlight, is basically cross-training for horses, increasing their strength, balance and flexibility, so that carrying a rider doesn't give them a massive backache, among other things... So the second verse speaks with the voice of the horse, asking Epona to train her so that the burden of being responsible for your dreams doesn't give her heartache.Hosting provided by VlexoFree Hosting