21 Feb

“Our horses would fare badly on the scanty nourishment afforded the Arabian. The mare usually has but one or two meals in twenty-four hours. At night she recieves a little water; and with her scanty provender of five or six pounds of barley or beans, and sometimes a little straw, she lies down content, in the midst of her master’s family. She can, however, endure great fatigue; she will travel fifty miles without stopping; she has been pushed, on emergency, one hundred and twenty miles, and, occasionally, neither she nor her rider has tasted food for three whole days.”  ~”The Horse: With a treatise of draugh and a copious index” by William Youatt, 1831

This certainly is not the case for my mare in the photo below.  Demanding, unwilling to be pushed a mile, and eating more than her fair share, it is her rider who endures the harshness of the day.  Yes, my dear readers, her rider is far more fit for endurance on the trail than this spoiled mare. 


Posted by on February 21, 2008 in Black and White, My horses


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2 responses to “Baby

  1. maryjane

    February 21, 2008 at 6:42 am

    I see the diva has taken control and shown you who is boss in this relationship…

  2. Aafke

    June 19, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Great photo!
    And yes, a moot point: who is in control?
    Am training myself right now, and trying to train the Tarq….


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