A lovely horse is always an experience…. It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. ~ Beryl Markham
When you think about the horse-human relationship, you’re really talking about a history of mutual dependence, at least until the middle of the twentieth century (and even now in parts of the less industrialized world) when the concept of “horsepower” became a figurative, rather than literal necessity. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, there is increasing discussion of a “revolution in horsemanship” (to use the title of a well known book on the subject) and an expanding interest in just how we will go about defining the nature of this relationship now that the dynamics have so quickly and dramatically changed. Many people now use the word ‘partnership’ in describing the goal of their interactions with horses, and as multi-layered and vague as that term might be, it’s a good starting point for an open-minded exploration of what’s possible.
In this vein, my ‘about’ page has to include my horses. Without them, I’d be stuck writing a blog called ‘Homo Palaverous’, which just doesn’t have quite the same ring.
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