Monday, July 23, 2012

Blazing splendor

Let me share with you some pictures and thoughts of my absolutely favorite animal. No second guessing on this one. It is my favorite. And always will be.

God has created some of the most fantastic creatures ever.

But only one stands out to me as the most beautiful of all. The horse.

Yes, dogs are smart. And cute. Kitten's are cuddly. Easy to please. All of God's nature is glorious.

But nothing has the blazing splendor, the intense majesty, the regal grace, of the horse.

I am soo thrilled to share some of them with you.

I don't think I will have to say much beneath most of these pictures. They speak for themselves.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill

Gipsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. ~Attributed to the Claddaugh Gypsies of Galway

In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~Helen Thomson

The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb

Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on! ~Nikolai V. Gogol, Dead Souls, 1842, translated from Russian (above is combination of translations by Bernard Guildert Guerney, Richard Peaver, and Larisa Voloklonsky)

To ride a horse is to ride the sky. ~Author Unknown

People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. ~Marya Mannes ~ Gotta agree with her.

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Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~Author Unknown

A thousand horse and none to ride! -
With flowing tail, and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,
A thousand horse, the wild, the free,
Like waves that follow o'er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on,...
~Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818

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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

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A horse is poetry in motion. ~Author Unknown

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O! for a horse with wings! ~William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

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Me, I wish....

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Isn't the beauty of God's creatures amazing.

Next post... puppy.

MY puppy: Silver Sword. (Awesome name, right!!!)


  1. Ah-ha! Finally!! :) Just kidding...but loved the post. The pictures are amazing (do I recognize a few... ;P) My favourite is the baby horse with wings. Soo cute. And then the black and white ones racing across the snow.

    1. Hehe.... I know. I was WAY tardy, lol!! Oh well. Yep! You certianly do! LOVE them. :D YES, it is sooooo cute. The black/white one is amazing. But I love them all!!!!

  2. prettypretty! ^_^ I like horses a lot. I don't think I really have a favorite animal though...
    aahh!! I saw the pics of Silver on fb! He's absolutely *dolly*!! Can't wait to see a bunch more pics of him. <3

    1. I know!!!! Hahahaha!! I can't remember a time when horses were not my favorite. One thing that has ALWAYS been ME. Just me.
      Yes, SHE is a little darling!!! (hehe, I couldn't resist) I am *hoping* to get a TON more pics of her today!!! I am so excited. I will be getting a second pup this next weekend too, and she will be even tinier!!! :D <3

    2. And horray! You can comment again!!! *_*

  3. I know, horses are the kinds of animals that send a thrill up your spine. I bet there will be horses in heaven. Maybe even Roy Roger's horse, Trigger, will have made it up there. ;)


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