They are strong, they are tender, they are gentle the giant horses who work for a living.
“Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle, and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent. There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.”
~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954
Labor Day. “It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty U.S. states officially celebrated Labor Day.” ~Wiki
I often think about the impact and contribution the horse has made to America. Where would America be today if our ancestors didn’t have a horse to pull their wagons across the heart of this country, or when they arrived to break the ground so they could survive?
Then I think deeper and further back and wonder where civilization would be?
I am thankful for all the horse has done for America, working alongside those who braved the vastness of America and made her what she is today.