Saturday, March 14, 2009

Freedom is found in their mane!

"In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us the way back to home they have never left." ~Susan Chernak McElory

My beautiful, my beautiful! That standest meekly by, with thy proudly arched and glossy neck and dark and fiery eye! ~Caroline Norton

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
{my favorite!!!}

I adore the work of Tony Stromberg! He brings us into the world of horses. His photographs capture the spirit, innocence, and at the same time, the strength of equus. In Tonys' own words, “The spirit of the horse is a magnificent teacher to humanity." I was unable to get some of my favorites so I highly recommend you go to his sight and see these amazing images.

Other photos from top found at: 1.Sarah Mavro's Flickr 2. weheartit (org source was unavailable, it was from livejournal) 3. Hello Goodbye 1340's Flickr 4. here 5. here 6. {}'s flickr
7. Kari Perry's Flickr here
8&9. Tony Stromberg



erin said...

so pretty.

ABCDErica said...

Lovely photographs and I like that quote from Reagan too. Very moving and clever!

Hi I'm Gina said...

You blog is beautiful, thoughtful and so inspirational. I am your latest fan.

Maggie May said...

i adore this post.

elsiee said...

i have to confess I'm a little bit enamored AND skeered of "horsies" but all of "yours" seem so nice...

Audrey said...

Awesome pics!! Horses make such majestic subjects.

thedrifterandthegypsy said...

horses are such magical creatures. i love the photo of the girl petting the horse.

fash jungle said...

lovely post,i like the quote from Ronald Duncan.touching

Stacey Sargent said...

Once again...gorgeous post! Love it! Happy monday!