...What are some of yours?
not sure if this was about a horse, but it reminds me of a spirited stallion
"his eye which scornfully glistens like fire, shows his hot courage and his high desire."
----Shakespeare (I think - done from hazy memory)
"In my opinion, the horse is the animal to own. Eleven hundred pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs. It's something you just can't get from a pet hamster."