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THE ART OF HORSE & RIDER
A SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL BOND
They knew instinctively that a man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically better than a man on foot.
John Steinbeck, The Red Pony
Baroque master Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), who painted for kings and queens, may have lived centuries before American author John Steinbeck (1902-1968), but they seem to both share a fascination with horses. Whether expressed in Rubens’s striking equestrian study above or in Steinbeck’s moving account of a boy’s love for The Red Pony.
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