Heroic Horses and their Histories




There are horses throughout history whose stories are the stuff of legend. Some are so famous they're household names in households that otherwise have nothing remotely horsey about them. Others are less well known, but equally and sometimes even more amazing. As the saying goes, you can't make this stuff up.

Below, in no particular order, are simple links to a few extraordinary equine examples that have particulary captured my restless imagination. I hope you find these horse tales enjoyable, heartwarming, and perhaps even inspiring, as I have.


Sgt. Reckless
Decorated Marine and war horse heroine.

More about Sgt. Reckless
From the Marine Corps Association.

Snowman
The $80 Champion "Cinderella Horse".

Harry and Snowman website
I am in NO way affiliated with the movie, I merely heartily recommend it.

Seabiscuit
This page is more about the man who knew him best, a very cool story itself, and has TONS of Biscuit links to chew through.

Thunderheart Comes Home
DISCLAIMER: This is a story about a model horse, and a story about me. And it's all true. I just put it here because it makes me happy. So there.


p.s. I'm not passing any judgements here on anybody, BUT if somewhere, sometime, while perusing these pages, you do not get a tiny lump in your throat, or the faintest trace of a smile on your lips, if only just for a fleeting moment, you are probably an AI construct from the Outer Rim.

Look back at our struggle for freedom,
Trace our present days strength to its source;
And you'll find that mans pathway to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.
~Author Unknown



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