Monday, April 8, 2013

G-H post: part 1, Galloping--Spirit of the Horse

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The G-H posts veer  away from my tilted writing.  These two posts will actually be an attempt at a serious appreciation of the horse.  I-J posts return with my turn-it-over-and-shake-it approach to writing.


The concept of beauty conjures many images, as beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.  At any given time, beauty appears as a flower, child, landscape, art object—endless possibilities.

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Casting my own net about in the sea of beauty, the image of a galloping horse was drawn up.  It was not a random catch.  Horses are one of the most spectacular creatures on God’s earth.

I made a random choice while shopping with a three-year old granddaughter, Sunshine.  She was restrained in the shopping cart (for good reason) and there was a video with the word Spirit as its title.  Sunshine clutched it to her little chest and gave me that pleading piercing gaze only a  3 yr. old child can give. 
  
                                 

Since then, Spirit has been shown innumerable times—so many that even my husband knows the dialogue.  Each time, Sunshine ‘gallops’ around the house, tossing her hair and neighing in unison with the herd of galloping horses.

Tomorrow's post will continue the G-H post about horses.  How did the natives populations view the horse?  

35 comments:

  1. Who couldn't love horses. They are one of God's most beautiful creatures and who wouldn't smile after reading your post.

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  2. Horses are so beautiful and so powerful--thundering hooves and all that. So very majestic!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

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    1. In watching a movie or show, I look at the horses while my husband follows the plot line.

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  3. I would have appreciated horses before the auto when we needed them for transportation. I hate mucking up horse poop. I'll just look at pictures of horses.

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    1. OH, yes, the mucking up. Can't be helped.

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  4. i love them too and i have to say once again, i love your granddaughter's name--it goes well with a love of horses :)

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    1. You would enjoy her! Going on a walk with Sunshine is like enjoying the world through the eyes of a butterfly.

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  5. What a great video....does it say who did the singing? It sounds a little like John Denver.

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  6. Besides humans, horses are God's greatest creation, in my opinion. Nothing more beautiful, more majestic, and such power in a young stallion. No wonder Jesus is returning to earth on a horse!!!! What could be more representative of Him?

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    1. Yes! He rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey/burro, in humility. On His return, He will come as triumphant!

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  7. When I was young, I rode horses all the time. I love them for their beauty and sensitivity and their sometimes inappropriate sense of humor. Like: Yes, I will jump that barrier you put up, but then I will stop dead in my tracks, put my head down, and off you go! His name was Billy Boy, a former cavalry horse, who retired to the riding school next door to where I lived as a child.

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    1. The one time I rode my brother's 2 yr old quarter horse, Sonny, it took off at full speed, with me hanging on barely.
      Apparently Sonny did that with all inexperienced horse riders.

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  8. They are beautiful animals indeed, but yeah a litter box is bad enough, cleaning out a horse stall, pfft no way haha

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    1. Oh, well. Not much can be done about that.

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  9. Wow! Okay, I don't know this movie, never heard that song (and I love John Denver) and I was really moved! Beautiful. So... I'm gonna have to check it out on Netflix. I love me a good animated film.

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  10. Dear Susan, like Bish, I will check this out on Netflix. John Denver's singing has always spoken to me and like you, I find horses--and giraffes--to be gorgeous creatures.

    I read your two postings on the plague, king, and fiefdom. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Peace.

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    1. Bish and Dee: you will enjoy this movie. It is, in a way, a metaphor for the way the Western plains (and the People) were conquered.

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  11. When my sister in law was little and Mom would try to keep her hair looking nice, Grandma would say, "It's hard to tame the mane of a galloping horse!" S'truth! :)

    Happy G day!
    tm

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  12. Horses are stunning- I love to see them playing when they get a wild glint in their eye! Usually our two go nuts when it gets windy..
    Lx

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  13. A three-year-old in love with horses... I can see where that's headed!

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  14. What an excellent video! But it is hard not to like horses. They are so big, yet so graceful! I can well imagine your granddaughter liking the video. Next, she is going to want a horse, without understanding how much money and time they take.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  15. *swoon* I just love horses. And lucky for me, my best friend just moved to a piece of land where they have their own horses and it is awesome.

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  16. They are so, so beautiful. I first realised that when I was 8 years old and read "Black Beauty" :)

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  17. Hi Susan,

    I love the image of a galloping horse. Freedom personified. This is the way I like to see horses and not running is some dangerous steeple chase.

    Be well and happy alphabeting.

    Gary

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  18. Cute your granddaughter liked the movie so much.

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  19. There's nothing quite as free as a galloping horse, is there? I haven't seen that one yet, I"ll have to check it out.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah With Joy)

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  20. My thirty year old daughter is Sunshine grown up! She doesn't gallop around the house neighing, but she lives and breathes horses just the same! Her mare is about to have a baby---bet Sunshine would like that!

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  21. Sounds like you have a wonderful granddaughter with an incredible imagination.

    Julie

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  22. Beautiful photo's. I love horses. I use to ride all the time, until I moved to California. I do miss my riding time.
    Connie
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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  23. Beautiful horses teamed with your beautiful grand-daughter? You were doomed. Doomed I say, but I am sure you went happily.

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  24. I love horses, and had a dream where I had done a massive painting of horses galloping towards me...perhaps I need to get the paints out. Your grandaughter sounds adorable! Amanda

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  25. horses are truly one of the most majestic creatures. Sadly I'm deathly allergic to them!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!