Robert Duncan’s “Tribute to the Horse”
(read at every, Horse of the Year Show in London)
“Where in this world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined.
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent; there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
Our past has been borne on his back. All our history is his industry: we are his heirs, he is our inheritance.
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Horse!”