The Scent of a Horse
Small Farmer's Journal, Fall 2007, Vol. 31, Issue 4

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Ask 20 people to name a famous horse, and Mr. Ed, Black Beauty, Flikka, or Silver are likely to figure prominently on the list. Horses are so firmly entrenched in Western civilization, that few people are immune to the mingled odor of leather, sweat, manure and musk which is immediately recognizable as the scent of a horse. They have helped us win wars, tame the West, and it could be argued that America never would have evolved into a world power had it not been for them.

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