Horses are about as noble a domesticated animal as you’re apt to find and have been celebrated throughout history, in books, poems, films, television shows, and songs. The relationship between horse and rider has been romanticized in much the same way and there’s arguably little more thrilling a spectacle in today’s world than that of thoroughbreds rounding the final turn at Churchill Downs and thundering down the backstretch toward the finish line.
Horses have served mankind well, by pulling plows, chariots, wagons, and stagecoaches. But most of all they’ve served their riders well. With that, I give you three who did so.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson and Little Sorrel, Richmond, VA
Thomas Jonathan Jackson's statue at V.M.I. with Little Sorrel's grave in foreground
Little Sorrel's grave at V.M.I.
Philip Sheridan and Winchester
Winchester on display at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History
Robert Edward Lee and Traveller
Posted by Donald at 04:00 AM. Filed under: Preservation
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