I watched "The Miracle of the White Stallions" for the first time last night and was impressed and inspired. The horses performing in the movie, were in some cases, the actual horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, and were working in the movie under the direction of Podhajsky himself. I believe inspiration is very important. It's much easier to work hard and do a good job if you are inspired. Watching someone who knows what they're doing can also help serve as a little reminder that the goal you are trying to achieve is not hopeless.