"In the first place, reflect on the
circumstance that the horse has been a resident of this planet for aproximately
forty million years longer than man.
Remember also that the horse
reached his physical prime some twenty million years before man learned to stand
on his feet.
Finally, bear in mind that of
all the mammals still inhabiting this globe, the horse is dean in point of
residence. There is no existing mammal older than the horse.
There is none younger than man.
On this purely temporal
basis alone, the horse is entitled to a respect bordering on
"The History and Romance of the Horse" by