In the beginning, God created light. Thereafter, creatures came to dwell in the land of light. One such creature moved across the landscape with unmatched dignity. The horse. Nature’s finest prey animal, he walks upon the soft Earth with sound hooves. Set on powerful hindquarters, he propels his body across the grass-hewn hills. His slender legs move him forward in rhythm with the tide of the land, and his hard hooves beat against the firm earth.
He runs, and the soft wisps of his tail chase after him. His neck bows to the soil and forage, and then it collects into a rounded arc as he surges into motion. His silken mane lies on either side of his neck, coming to life only when confronted by the air. Rays of light dance as they reflect their glorious light on his sleek coat. His ears keenly observe the goings out and the comings in, prepared to gather his whole body to attention at the slightest whisper of danger.
Nestled beneath his two soft ears at the crest of his long neck, he carries his refined head with grace. His lips delicately crawl along the lines of forage until he lifts his jaw to call out his song. Through his eyes, the sun’s light reflects on the iridescent surface of his eye, revealing for mankind the depths of his soul.
The sun rejoiced the day it met Earth’s creature, the horse. Its light reflects the coming together of each of these parts into one cohesive being. Though the horse knows not the name of sun, he relies on its rays for the expression of his beauty, for light provides the window through which the world can witness the beauty of the horse. In the absence such light, this creature would be known only as a shadowless being whose rhythmic pounding disturbs the silence of the mountains.