In the years that I have been privileged to spend time with horses I have developed an affinity with those I have known and met. Anticipating how a horse is likely to react helps in the production of telling images. Through my photography I capture and produce images which reflect the emotions horses generate.
The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.
A bad-tempered man will never make a good-tempered horse
- Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
The day was as hot as the sun on a bay horse's back.
- Verlyn Klinkenborg "Gratitude: When contentedness comes home"
You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
- Dagobert D. Runes
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
- Sir Winston Churchill
A good horse is never a bad colour.
- A traditional cowboy saying, and the title of the excellent book by Mark Rashid.
A canter is the cure for every evil.
- Benjamin Disraeli
A lovely horse is always an experience.... it is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.
- Beryl Markham
One man's wrong lead is another man's counter-canter.
- Steven D Price
To practice equestrian art is to establish a conversation on a higher level with the horse; a dialogue of courtesy and finesse.
- Nuno Oliveira
When I hear somebody talk about a horse or a cow being stupid, I figure it's a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them
- Tom Dorrance
Remember, a horse can tell you a lot of things, if you watch, and expect it to be sensible and intelligent.
- Mary OHara, My Friend Flicka
A horse is a thing of such beauty ... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
- Xenophon, On Horsemanship
You can't control a young horse unless you can control yourself.
- Lincoln Steffens, autobiography
And the hoofs of the horses as they run shakes the crumbling field.