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“There cannot be many people who can go through life without regretting sooner or later a lack of knowledge about horses.”
“A child who is happy on his pony's back has something which will be to him a glorious memory that the years cannot dim ...”
“There is no greater pleasure in the world than riding a good horse.”
“... the horse will always do right if he understands. This is very remarkable. It is true neither of human beings nor of dogs.”
“In the partnership between ourselves and the horse there must be one ruling spirit, and that one must be the rider.”
“We want more knowledge about our animals and less sentiment. Far more cruelty is caused in this country by lack of knowledge than by lack of heart.”
“I do not think that the nerve of the modern child is any too good; how can one expect it, brought up as they are amongst all the horrors of civilization. The 'daring' child who used to be common enough, is seldom met nowadays.”
Muriel Wace, English children's writer
(1881 - 1968)
She was known by her pseudonym, Golden Gorse.