Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tragic

"But horses are tragic beasts, especially good horses, especially good Thoroughbreds...a Thoroughbred is likelier than not to press on. That's what we ask of them. But, I ask myself, at what cost? We rely on them not to consider the cost, but to press on anyway. That's heart, you know. They have great hearts. But it's their downfall, that they don't feel the cost until they've paid it." - Jane Smiley

1 comment:

  1. Achingly true quote. As a lover and rider (in my youth) of horses - I believe them to be exquisite animals, but I had never thought of them in the way Jane Smiley has shared. Something to ponder indeed.
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your weekend is going well. =)

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