“Few understand that horses are never truly domesticated. Their instincts are always there and readily take over once they are free. They stay or return to us by their choice, not the compulsion forced upon them.
Once realized you must also recognize only kindness will prevail to make a partner of an animal who’d prefer only the company of his kind and the freedom of wide open spaces. Any other relationship is based on the inadequacies of the tormentor on the tormented. One will lose. It’s always the horse, for even if he wins his defensive battle the mark of rogue will remain.
It’s been witnessed how a mustang will give up his life if his freedom can’t be regained when in the grip of adversity. There’s so much for us to learn from this, if we’d only learn to listen to their message.”
― Judith Victoria Douglas, Where the Horses Run, Book I, Mass Extinction
- A Quick Guide to Surviving a Mass Extinction Event (treehugger.com)
- How to survive mass extinction (guardian.co.uk)
- Infographic: Humans Are Just A Twig On The Tree Of Life (fastcodesign.com)