People can learn a lot from a wild horse about their relationships with God.

People can learn a lot from a wild horse about their relationships with God.

That's the premise behind Paul Daily's Wild Horse Ministries, which will offer a presentation at 7 p.m. Friday at the McPherson Saddle Club Arena, 600 W. Woodside St.

Wild horse Ministries is a non-profit organization founded by Daily in 1997. Prior to founding his ministry, Daily worked in Louisiana oil fields and trained horses in his spare time. While working with a horse in a round pen, Daily felt inspired to take the lessons he was giving the horse and apply them to the spiritual journey he had experienced in his life.

"Daily began to offer free demonstrations at his home," said Yvonne Schneider, who has helped organize Daily's visit to McPherson. "As more and more people began to request Daily’s program be presented in their own town, Wild Horse Ministries was born."

The program is free of charge. Daily has travelled across the U.S. as well as Canada and South America to share his message and analogies between horse training and his beliefs about man's relationship with God.

The presentation starts with an untrained horse, and as Daily and his children, Lenora Daily and Alex Schopp, work with the horse, they relate how the horse's responses correlate to an individual's search for divine connection.

"The horse will have never been saddled or ridden prior to the program," Schneider said. "During a 2 to 2 ½ hour program, Paul and Alex will work with the horse, making comparisons between the horse’s response to their training and the audience’s own spiritual trials."

The Dailys spend nine 9 months each year on the road, sharing their program sometimes daily. The ministry operates entirely by donation, which can result in trials of faith for the family.

"Sometimes they leave a town without receiving enough to even cover the expense of their fuel," Schneider said. "Paul never complains, he just trusts that God will provide and He always does."

For more information on Wild Horse Ministries, visit www.wildhorseministries.com.