Saturday, April 28, 2007

A quote

"You cannot remain unmoved by the gentleness and conformation of a well-bred and well-trained horse--more than a thousand pounds of big-boned, well-muscled animal, slick of coat and sweet of smell, obedient and mannerly, and yet forever a menace with its innocent power and ineradicable inclination to seek refuge in flight; and always a burden with its need to be fed, wormed, and shod, with its liability to cuts and infections, to laming and heaves.
But when it greets you with a nicker, nuzzles your chest, and regards you with a large liquid eye, the question of where you want to be and what you want to do has been answered."

~Albert Borgmann~Crossing the Postmodern Divide


  1. How very true.  

  2. Celeste
    Very well put.  We know how much trouble your horses can be sometimes, but your love for them has been evident through your writings.  I have enjoyed reading of the frustration as well as the joy all of your pets have brough to you, but I now the special place you have in your heart for your horse.

  3. I am not a horsewoman, but even I am moved by a nicker, a nuzzle in the chest-horses are wonderful, and always make me think of my mother who has loved them all her life. Thanks, Margo

  4. Bingo! That just about covers it all. I also love the quotation about the "Outside of a horse being good for the inside of a (wo)man!

  5. Celeste, this is awesome, thanks for sharing, have a great day, keep in touch.

    Thru the blog I have met 2 more Georgians, you and Sam, for that I can say thanks AOL

  6. And then they poop where they stand.  

  7. Wonderful, and so true.

    There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a (wo)man...


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