Horses have been indirectly responsible for the rise and fall of many societies. From the war horse to the work horse, these fine animals have propelled some civilizations and broken others for more than 4,000 years. Yet in the past century, that interconnected infrastructure of horse and man has become fairly obsolete. Today, the horse appears to factor most prominently as a vehicle for racing, of interest more to high society than to our collective culture.
by Emme Nelson Baxter
Nashville Arts Magazine (April 2012)