“There’s no shame in fear. But understand this – the coward is ruled by fear, while the hero rides it like a wild stallion.” ~ David Gemmell, author
Memories of wild stallions for “Father’s Day.”
“He was a father. That’s what a father does.
Eases the burdens of those he loves.
Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” ~ George Saunders, Tenth of December
Pop served in our wars with America’s wild horses. Many people are unaware of how many of our horses served (and were left) overseas. Grandpa was cavalry in WWI, “You put your mask on him first,” he would say in his deep grunts, “he can carry you out but you can’t carry him.” That story, and a reference to the size of the rats he saw in the trenches in Europe, were the only war stories Pop shared. Like many men of his generation he was one of few words. I loved him, dearly. ~ Laura Leigh, Wild Horse Education
When we remember all of the amazing stallions we have seen both wild and captive we always remember an amazing stallion that would not give up. His tenacity made the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their contractor abandon a trap site.
There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it. ―A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
We remember the beauty, strength and courage of our stallions both wild and free.
To all, a happy Father’s Day.
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