Another great post, in a totally different vein, from Don – enjoy!
Let’s just say that horses are everywhere near where I live. In fact, it is somewhat amusing to pass a field with cows or goats because they are so rare in this county.
Statues of horses are also everywhere. Businesses have horses of a different color adorning their parking lots. One nearby factory has FOUR statues of various colors near their entrances.
Land-owners have them at their gates. One of my customers has a silver statue of a horse standing in the back yard so they can see it whenever they sit on their deck.
Just outside the city limits is a countryside traffic circle which is crowned with a large statue of a famous horse. Also, a strip-mall on the way to the east side of the city has four beasts with riders “jumping” a stone fence.
One day, after traveling a long, sinuous back road, I came across the “High Horse.” It was a toy spring bouncy horse sitting atop a tall pole by the mailbox. The less-wealthy family did not want to be left out of the horse-giddyness of the area, I guess. The great comic relief was welcomed by this traveler.