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George Stubbs is the greatest painter of horses who ever lived. He was a sporting artist but so much more than that. Great Artists with Tim Marlow: Stubbs, Seventh Art 2003
George Stubbs was born in Liverpool in 1724. ibid.
Stubbs took a popular but low-regarded form of painting and gave it gravitas and authority. ibid.
Stubbs was not a man to do things by halves. In order to paint horses better than anyone else ever had he rented a remote farmhouse in Lincolnshire and with the aid of Mrs Stubbs spent eighteen months cutting them up to see what they were made of. He brought a similar dedication to the landscapes in which they stood. This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting, BBC 2011
Never bet on a horse that has Parkinsons. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 starring Woody Allen & Dan Aykroyd & Elizabeth Berkley & Helen Hunt & Brian Markinson & Charlize Theron & Wallace Shawn & Peter Gerety & John Schuck et al, director Woody Allen, Woody
The horse ... spread across the West ... numbered in the thousands. Ken Burns, The West I, PBS 1996
The hoof the galloping sound is shaking the powdery plain. Virgil, Aenied
They swayed about upon a rocking horse,
And thought it Pegasus. John Keats, Sleep and Poetry, 1817
A four-legged friend, a four-legged friend
He'll never let you down. J Brooks, A Four Legged Friend, sung Roy Rogers
I’d call him a sadistic hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse. Woody Allen
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. Winston Churchill
I can always tell which is the front end of a horse, but beyond that my art is not above the ordinary. Mark Twain
Run slowly, horses of the night. Ovid, Amores
The weak, washy way of true tragedy –
A sick horse nosing around the meadow for a clean place to die. Patrick Kavanagh, The Great Hunger, 1947
A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! William Shakespeare, Richard III V vii 7, King Richard
Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay: good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream IV i 37
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes. English Nursery Rhyme
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Horace McCoy, novel 1935
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature. Clare Balding
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. W C Fields
I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain. Dewey Bunnell, Horse With No Name lyrics
A thousand horse and none to ride! –
With flowing tail, and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscarred by spur or rod,
A thousand horse, the wild, the free,
Like waves that follow o’er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on. Lord Byron, XVII, Mazeppa, 1818
The only decent people I ever saw at the racecourse were horses. James Joyce
Horses for courses. Late 19th century proverb
You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Late 12th century proverb
And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? Was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. Numbers 22:28-31
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. I Kings 4:26
They are as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife. Jeremiah 5:8
In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Zechariah 6:2-3
In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:4&6&9
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelations 6:2&4-5&8
Poor little foal of an oppresséd race!
I love the languid patience of thy face. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, To a Young Ass
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. William Penn, Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693