What is beauty, power and strength? Finally, this picture will illustrate how I see these values…
It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.
A poem about the horse:
Where in this wide world
can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility;
he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful,
nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick,
nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, “The Horse,” 1954