They gallop and trot, whinny and neigh, capturing our imagination — and our hearts.
Indeed, horses are said to have done more to change human history than any
other domestic animal, once upon a time carrying explorers to
new frontiers and mighty armies to great conquests.
– Nature, PBS
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk:
he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it;
the basest horn of his hoof is more
musical than the pipe of Hermes.
– William Shakespeare, Henry V
There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man.
– Winston Churchill
A horse! a horse! My kingdom for a horse!
-William Shakespeare, Richard III
A horse gallops with his lungs,
Perseveres with his heart,
And wins with his character.
– Fredrico Tesio
A horse is worth more than riches.
– Spanish Proverb
There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.
– Robert Smith Surtees
Somewhere in time’s own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
– Stanley Harrison
And Allah took a handful of southerly wind,
blew His breath over it, and created the horse.
Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword.
– Bedouin Legend
In riding horses we borrow freedom.
Steve McCurry in Baluchistan, Pakistan
Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany
Alex Del Piero Gallery
16 May 2014 through 31 August 2014
Beetles & Huxley Gallery
May 12 through June 7, 2014
Frederic Got Fine Art Gallery
Theatre de la Photography et de l’Image
27 June 2014 through 28 September 2014