Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses

I am walking quietly through the forest. As I reach the edge of the trees there is a snort and a staccato of hoofbeats, and four horses materialise only metres in front of me: a foal, two mares and a dark stallion. The stallion, ears pricked, tosses his head and prances forward. As I crouch to pick up a branch, the stallion wheels and gallops off with the group. They hurdle an old stock fence, and almost as soon as their hoofs touch down, another big grey stallion comes towards them over the hill.

Source: Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses

One comment

  1. ianscyberspace · October 13

    Wild horses, part of the old Australian tradition that is slowly passing into history. Horses are such noble creatures.

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