I write about horses and the importance of protecting them against the abuses of men and women who are supposed to be caring for them. Th...
I write about horses and the importance of protecting them against the abuses of men and women who are supposed to be caring for them. That abuse is an ongoing tragedy doesn't matter at all to some who see horses as "just animals" and wonder what all the fuss is when they happen across an article about a group like The Humane Society, working tirelessly about the mistreatment of all animals. I am always moved by the power and beauty and sensitivity of horses when I see them, feeling as the poet James Wright did when he encountered two gentle, welcoming Indian ponies in a darkened pasture: "Suddenly I realize that if I stepped out of my body I would break into blossom." My writing is little enough to do for these noble animals that have suffered at our hands.