The Horse and The Stag

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. A horse lets a rider mount to chase a stag. The rider keeps the horse. If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.

The Soldier and His Horse

A Soldier cared for his Horse during war. After the war, care was not so much. When war came again, the Soldier had to go alone as the Horse was not fit. Care defines ability.

The Battle Horse and The Miller

A aged, pampered Battle Horse was sent to work for a Miller. Work was tedious and asked the Miller why his fate had changed but was told to accept his lot. Fortune has its ups and downs.

The Horse and The Groom

A Groom spent days grooming his Horse while, at the same time, he stole his oats and sold them. The Horse wished he would groom less and feed more. Appearances aren’t everything.

The Dog in The Manger

People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves. A dog sleeping on hay would not let other animals eat from the hay. People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.