Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bridled Majesty

I just watched the movie SECRETARIAT and I have to say, there are few things that call to mind such unbridled (or bridled;) majesty as a horse at full speed. What an awesome creation horses are -- sculpted so masterfully, with their lean muscles and gorgeous manes, and those large liquid eyes framed in long feathery lashes -- they seem to know exactly what the score is in this world. They are magnificent creatures that I have loved my whole life...from the time I was a little kid and my imaginary horse Orion would walk beside me in the grass, to the times Dad would take me for special trips to go riding across big empty fields for getting all A's on my report card, to all of the countless times I've stood in the fields and walked along fences hoping the horses would come near so I could feed them apples and tell them stories. (Horses happen to be very good listeners.) It doesn't surprise me at all that my ancestors were alleged horse thieves:) I won't be stealing any, but I do hope some day I can have a horse (or ten) of my own. Until then, I will live vicariously through movies that show them in all of their thunderous glory -- and I will rejoice just knowing such beings exists on this earth.


  1. I remember going with you and your dad once. The darned horse sneezed on me when I was petting him. I had horse snot all over me :D

    One of the recruits Lee is working with has horses! I told him to make really good friends with him :)

  2. Ha! What a hilarious memory. I can remember us going to the stables to pet the horses at girl scout camp too, but i don't remember if they let us ride then. Anyway, it was a great incentive for me to get good grades!

  3. Now ya got me all nostalgic for my boyhood bridled majesty... click

  4. Ha! Yes, I used to have a toy that was basically a stuffed horse head on a broomstick...had to have a pretty good imagination to take it for a ride:)