"...with more attention being paid to hospice care in the human world and the desire to let our companion horses live out their entire life, the idea of hospice care for horses is very valid."
"As long as the horse looks forward to each day, looks for each meal and lets us know he wants to keep going, we should honor that if at all possible."
Dr. Joyce Harman
"It has been my good fortune to own Seabiscuit......an honest horse whose big heart and physical prowess definitely place him among the thoroughbred immortals of turf history.
Not just a horse...but flesh and blood like you and I, with an understanding almost spiritual in quality."
-- Charles Howard
"...when horses are not emotionally shut down by abuse, they are master teachers of subtle communication, responding to delicate cues from humans that emanate from our emotional states and patterns held from our life experiences. Horses notice these things and respond to them. When we decide to enter into communication with them at this level, they can be remarkable partners in building the web that connects us all."
-- Patricia Broersma
Riding Into Your Mythic Life
"We are never completely free of our egos, but we can work to cultivate a psyche that recognizes when Ego is getting in our way. We discover again and again in working with horses that as we gain inner balance, we are better able to surrender our Egos without collapsing emotionally."
-- Adele von Rust McCormick, PhD,Marlena Deborah McCormick, PhD and Thomas E. McCormick, MD,
Horses and the Mystical Path: The Celtic Way of Expanding the Human Soul
"The horse is rich in lore and mythology. An entire book could be written on the significance of the horse alone, for no one single animal has contributed more to the spread of civilization than the horse."