Up shot the sun showering golden beams of light upon the forest. The air grew warmer, but the little band did not cease its rapid pace northward until noon. Then at a word from Ross all halted at a beautiful glade, across which ran a little brook of cold water. The horses were tethered at the edge of the forest, but were allowed to graze on the young grass which was already beginning to appear, while the men lighted a small fire of last year's fallen brushwood, at the center of the glade on the bank of the brook.
From The Horse's Mouth (walking a mile in your horses shoes) teaches horsemanship through the stories of "problem" horses told through the voice of the horses. The stories include Chief who transformed from a solid trail horse to one who was afraid of everything "with no reason" who was actually just reacting to it's rider and Ahab who would suddenly buck and throw himself down without any apparent reason, but was suffering from a pinched nerve. As one reviewer states, this is a book which should be "required reading for anyone learning to ride a horse, and before buying that first horse."
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