Reimagining Today’s Horse for Tomorrow’s World
I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound. —Nathaniel Hawthorne To the horses romping in the fields near my home, thank you for bring- ing me back to the natural world. Your beauty ever-majestic and your frolicking ever-engaging give this work meaning. In humility, I thank you. To the storytellers, mythmakers, artists, poets, authors, play- wrights, filmmakers, composers, and others across time and place who bring us transcendental blue horses, winged horses, and prisms and glasses through which to see horses and ourselves from many angles as we befriend horses and ride them to the sandcastles of our dreams, thank you for expanding our vision, sensibilities, and soulful journeys. With appreciation, I would like to acknowledge and extend my thanks to the following for their contributions: xvi riding on horses’ wings • To those whose writings about horses, horse tales, and equine images have informed this work; • To Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, and professors and friends at Pacifica Graduate Institute, for demonstrating integrity and soulfulness in their work and lives in ways that have influenced my thinking and this work; • To my publisher, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., with special thanks to Michelle Salyga, Acquisitions Editor; Stephen Mazur, Editorial Assistant; and Jackie Pavlovic, Production Supervisor; • To photographer Debbie Walton, for the back cover photo; • To Catherine Ann Jones, author of The Way of Story and Heal Your Self with Writing, for reading my manuscript midstream and of- fering helpful comments;...
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