“I want you to know that history is not what you’ve been told.
You have been asked to pledge allegiance to certain facts…”
“And most of all history, because when someone is telling you
How you got here, and why, and sometimes when,
Something is at stake, for you hearing, for them telling.”
-excerpted from Hoofprints by Jessie Haas
More than being a collection of poems, Hoofprints by Jessie Haas is a journey through human history told in short evocative sketches of each era.
The poems are of different lengths and structures, moods, style and viewpoint–some are more emotional, others appeal to the senses, or the mind. Each poem ends with the exact dated period it was inspired by, so the reader can relate to the history of each era.
Several lines in the book which seem simply to echo the human condition have been called political, which seems an unhappy response. In my view the book treads honest paths which incidentally travel forgotten roads of human history.
Learning more, we find out history can be different than what we believe.
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Introducing a new site on Pinterest which contains artwork from the eras traveled in The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy.
I’d especially like to share a drawing of Pegasus from the ‘Winged Horses’ board … a drawing by talented Lili Pavkovics.
Artistry runs in the Kovács family as well as practical insight: note the nicely balanced wings of Lili’s Pegasus stretch longer than many artists’ conception, modeling closer to a true animal of flight.
Check out some of the astonishing artistic creation the horse has inspired throughout civilization! New pictures will be added as the next phase of the trilogy takes wing …
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The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy
is sponsoring a new horse-related website launching this weekend.
The name of the site is Clean-Round.com, and its purpose is to promote equestrian sport by aggregating links to coverage and related content online. The site is set to go ‘live’ on Sunday April 21, 2013.
Clean Round! is a non-profit project I’m creating with experience and resources gained though sharing the trilogy’s story. Horse sports are continuing the journey of horsemanship in our time, so the site is natural project for the trilogy to sponsor.
Why a Show Jumping site?
Horsemanship has a great diversity of engaging and unique sports. My own background was in Western trail-riding, which eventually led to eventing. I also competed in Dressage and Hunter/Jumper shows as preparation for what was called Combined Training in Texas during the late 1970s.
Clean Round! is a Show Jumping project because it is adaptable, humane, and has great potential as a spectator sport. People don’t watch sports as much as they watch games and Jumping can be an excellent game to watch. In that role the sport can help sustain a connection between horses and the public.
This is also an historic year for the sport. With sponsorship from Furusiyya funded by Saudi Arabian interests, Show Jumping is embarking on a new international framework for the team Nations Cup series.
It’s a new idea and an experiment, one I hope helps bring positive exposure to great reporting and initiatives happening in the horse world.
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