[Read more…] about The Soldier and His Horses
A Soldier who had an excellent horse purchased a second and devoted himself to the second. The first diminished and questioned why. Things change.
Nothing stays the same.
[Read more…] about The Trooper and His Horse
A Trooper noticed a loose shoe on his Horse but did not take care of it. They were called to war; the horse stumbled; and the enemy slew the soldier.
Take care of work as you find it.
[Read more…] about The Colt and The Farmer
A well-bred Colt wasted his youth and fell into bad times. A Farmer took him in and nursed him to health and then used the racer for more menial tasks.
Doing your own thing may not be the thing to do.
[Read more…] about A Cock and Horses
A Cock started scratching the straw among Horses stamped their hooves. The Cock said everyone had to be careful that they did not tread on each other.
It’s not wise to hold yourself in high esteem when it’s not warranted.
[Read more…] about The Fox, The Wolf, and The Horse
Fox and Wolf approached a Horse to introduce themselves and assess the prey. Horse said his name was on his hoof. Fox demurred, Wolf got kicked. Smart Fox.
Friends may turn on you.
[Read more…] about The Horse and The Hog
A Hog derides a Horse on the way to battle because of his desire to die. The Horse says it’s better to die in battle than to just wait for the butcher.
Die a gallant death.