Monday, April 30, 2012
The first thing they did was roll in the grass when they got into the field. The sheep did a quick series of leaps to release the adrenaline. Poor creatures, they are still circling on the outside of the enclosure in awe of the newcomers. These are beautiful and enthralling creatures, not just to humans.
For me the best thing is looking out the window and seeing them in the field and then going to Wikipedia and looking at the lists of horses in literature and myth, from Pegasus to Black Beauty. Maybe the centuries of inspiration will rub off. My favorite horse book is All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, not only because of the horses but because he gets Mexico pretty well and he writes as well as Hemingway or better.