Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Call of the Wild

Seems the old masters captured horses at the peak of their lives.
They seemed full of life with muscles rippling, noses flared and running free.
To capture such a horse in pictures attracts every human who is nurtured by the strength and power of this magnificent creature who could tear you through plains and fields on what seems like nothing short of
angel wings.
Horse and rider glued together as one.
You hear stories of derbies being won by fast horses and by the thrill seeking riders who ride them giving their all.
Some end up, like the horse, in tragedy, broken for life and or dead.
But the pictures foretell of what could be.
They foretell what hard work and perseverance could result in.
Absolute excellence!

Klaus develops this trust between man and horse



SandyCarlson said...

How the old masters did that amazes me. Something to do with taking the time, I guess....

Rob-bear said...

Thoughtful post. Beautiful horse.

Takes time and energy to get a horse to the place it will companion a person like that.

Akelamalu said...

Lovely post and lovely painting.

A Lady's Life said...

Sandy they sure did things different in those days

A Lady's Life said...

Rob Bear - Yes it does.
Animals make better friends than people

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Akelamalu

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life - amazing painting - and the film is just wonderful to see - Klaus must be an amazing man.

Thanks for sharing with us .. his route to the horse is very interesting .. fascinating story - thanks Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary - animals can be your salvation in times of need.

Diane said...

wonderful post. I'm a horse nut, so you had me at the picture.I have to admit, I'm particular about horse art. Or what passes as horse art. Looking at a good one brings back the memories. Such sweet memories!!!

A Lady's Life said...

Diane - I love horses. You are lucky to be in a place where you can ride one.