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June 08, 2013

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Julian Schmechel

Thanks for the wonderful photos of your ride over the chalk downland.

In such a place it is still possible to hear the echoes of our ancient ancestors; and yes, I'm quite certain that they valued the horse greatly. Historians would tell us so; for the invading Romans recorded that the Celts revered their mounts - as did the Huns and Visigoths. The truth of course is that a man on foot is just a man. When on horseback he transends human boundaries, and at least for a short while, borrows freedom.

Best regards,

Julian.

White Horse Pilgrim

That's really interesting, thank you. I did read that the Celts actually changed their mode of dress from robes to trousers on account of riding. This is perfect riding country too.

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