“When I can’t ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble around with a bucket and a wheelbarrow. When I can’t hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out to the fence of the field where my horses graze and watch them. Whether by wheelbarrow or wheelchair, I will do likewise to keep alive-as long as I can do as best I can-my connection with horses.”
― Monica Enid Dickens, Talking of Horses (1973)
I love this quote from Monica Enid Dickens. This great-granddaughter of famous British author Charles Dickens was clearly acquainted with horses. She spoke to that longing that so many of us have, to maintain some involvement with horses no matter our circumstances. Such is this magnificent creature’s hold on our hearts.
Pairing inspiring quotes and horse pictures, Equine Illustrated Inspiration is a periodic feature on The Backyard Horse Blog. Sending out thanks to my horse, Shiloh, for posing to let me take this nifty shadow shot from the saddle.