Monday, July 18, 2016
The Humble Chestnut
When we ride together, people we see will tell us how beautiful Cole is. This happens so much that I don't even get surprised or delighted. I just expect it. When they see Dante, they comment about how cute his deer fly bonnet is.
Yes, the black horse will always get all the attention. Think of the Black Stallion, Black Beauty and other starring black horses in western movies. The chestnuts are the background horses. Nobody notices them--they are even used interchangeably.
Cole isn't my first black horse. Mingo was black, too. He got plenty of attention. Cruiser was a chestnut with plenty of chrome--he also got comments about his deer fly bonnet.
Chestnuts are beautiful horses and deserve plenty of accolades, yet somehow they get overlooked. It is time to recognize the humble chestnut for what he is--gorgeous.