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Monday, September 13, 2010

Only For Those Who Love Them...

I'd rather have a goddam horse.
A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
A lovely horse is always an experience.... 
It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. 
 ~Beryl Markham
...with that being said, 
here are more quotes that are special to me.
It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.  
~Mexican Proverb
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. 
 ~Arabian Proverb
God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.  
~R.B. Cunninghame Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1917
Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself.  
~Author Unknown
A horse doesn't care how much you know,
 until he knows how much you care. 
 ~Pat Parelli
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~Author Unknown
Four things greater than all things are, 
Women and Horses and Power and War.
~Rudyard Kipling, "The Ballad of the King's Jest"
A canter is a cure for every evil.  ~Benjamin Disraeli
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, 
or asked the question wrong.  
~Pat Parelli
The hooves of horses!
Oh! witching and sweet
Is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet;
No whisper of lover, no trilling of bird,
Can stir me as much as hooves of horses
Have stirred.
~Will H. Ogilvie
The daughter who won't lift a finger in the house 
is the same child who cycles madly off in the pouring rain 
to spend all morning mucking out a stable.  
~Samantha Armstrong
A Horseman should know neither fear,
 nor anger.  
~James Rarey
My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder
He carries me away from all my fears
And when the world threatens to fall asunder
His mane is there to wipe away my tears.
~Bonnie Lewis
When I bestride him, I soar,
 I am a hawk: he trots the air; 
the earth sings when he touches it; 
the basest horn of his hoof 
is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. 
 ~William Shakespeare, Henry V
...I heard a neigh.  
Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was!  
My very heart leaped with delight at the sound.  
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - 
strong, powerful, beautiful -
and it has the capability of giving us 
escape from our mundane existence.  
~Pam Brown
A horse is worth more than riches.  ~Spanish Proverb

I love the one below, and it is so very true.
Reading it reminds me, and takes me to the best memories of my life.
Again the early-morning sun was generous with its warmth.  
All the sounds dear to a horseman were around me - 
the snort of the horses as they cleared their throats, 
the gentle swish of their tails, 
the tinkle of irons as we flung the saddles over their backs - 
little sounds of no importance, 
but they stay in the unconscious library of memory.  
~Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

I hope you enjoyed this.
I did very much. 
And now...
I have this post to return to 
should I need another visit.

horsie pics - go here
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  1. Once upon a my youth we bred Australian ponies ( a small thoroughbred in looks) then I had children and they sort of took precedence. I love this page I am going to bookmark so I can come back too!!! xx

  2. oh julienne,
    i was hoping you would like it.

    it is not such a bad idea.
    me living in the stables behind your new place!!!


  3. These images are all so beautiful. Kellie xx

  4. Great imagery and inspiring words Renee.

    Love, love, love it!!!


  5. Beautiful photograph and words. By all definitions of beauty, the horse is so elegant, proud...such class

  6. Renee,
    This is a marvelous post. The
    horses eye is like a mirror.
    Great quotes and beautiful images.

  7. Renee,
    This is a marvelous post. The
    horses eye is like a mirror.
    Great quotes and beautiful images.

  8. Goodness, I'm not even a horse person and you made me cry.

    maybe if i knew one i would love them too.

    xo Jane

  9. I've always wanted to get a horse but at this stage in my life I doubt that will happen.
    Two of my favorite movies are Seabiscuit and Hidalgo with Vigo moving!!!!!

  10. I love horses! I was driving down a country road yesterday and I saw a woman riding one, the sun was setting and it was so beautiful! Speaking of which, love your blog! I am always looking for new design blogs, so happy to be your newest follower! XX!

  11. old softy.

    they are good tears.

  12. Macarons on their way! And rest assured IF we finally get a place with stable you can move right in! Julienne xo

  13. Mrs. E. has wonderful stories of her pony, Andy. Although she was kicked in the head by a horse as a child, she still loves them. She just approaches them a bit more cautiously.

  14. julienne,

    that's what i'm talking about!!!


  15. fabulous post... and the video was incredible... i can only imagine the rush you feel when you see it. will you teach me how to ride? i was on a horse once as a child... and i loved it... dont know why growing up in colorado that i never learned... crazy..

    i would love to watch you ride... sooo fantastic! xx

  16. love and pure joy with amazing beauty

  17. Beautiful photos of such a great animal....I love them owned some on our farm in Margaret River Western Australia...however grew up and moved to the City.

  18. I loved this beautiful horsie post. The Salinger quote is my fave.

  19. Beautiful photo's. I had a pony growing up and have not ridden in years! It brought back so many wonderful memories looking at this post! Axx

  20. Just saw this,,,and of course was mesmerized! Love...and I love your mom's comment..Their eyes ARE like mirrors!



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