Elastic muscle-tendon units absorb energy when the leg steps onto the ground, and much like a spring, they return it, propelling the horse forward.
absolutely LOVE horses! Just the sight of (horse(s)) fills me with peace and calm…awe.
Out of all breathing-fragile-life…a favorite; and when/IF asked to describe another breathing-fragile-life for now labeled “joanie” … would say: horse-like.
these galloping horse legs/(mouth) of mine having been running…all my life to cross the finish/start line!
it’s curious how when you cross lines or while crossing lines: starts/finishes simultaneously occur…
“Although docile as a lamb, and requiring no other guide than the halter, when the Arab mare hears the war-cry of the tribe, and sees the quivering spear of her rider, her eyes glitter with fire, her blood-red nostrils open wide, her neck is nobly arched, and her tail and mane are raised and spread out to the wind.”—Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, 1853, page 330.
Excerpts of “horse” readings:
The bridle, explains the Encyclopædia Britannica, “is a set of straps that makes the bit secure in the animal’s mouth and thus ensures human control by means of the reins.” Ancient bridles do not differ very much from modern ones, and they proved invaluable for taming and riding horses.
“Do not make yourselves like a horse or mule without understanding, whose spiritedness is to be curbed even by bridle or halter.” (Psalm 32:9)
Although men have successfully tamed horses for millenniums, bridling our imperfect nature is another matter. “We all stumble many times,” observed the Christian disciple James. “If anyone does not stumble in word, this one is a perfect man, able to bridle also his whole body.” (James 3:2) Indeed, who of us can claim that he has never uttered a thoughtless, cutting, or angry word?
Why, then, struggle to bridle our unruly tongue, which ‘not one of mankind can get tamed’? (James 3:8) Well, people are prepared to spend time and effort breaking in a horse because they know that the trained animal will prove useful. Once a horse was tamed, it could become a faithful companion. Similarly, the better we train, or control, our tongue, the more useful it will be.
Considerate words can soothe and encourage our friends, workmates, and relatives. (Proverbs 12:18) Such words can make life more enjoyable for those around us. An unbridled tongue, however, spells trouble. “Keep a guard over your . . . tongue and keep yourself out of trouble,” the Bible warns. (Proverbs 21:23, The New English Bible)~Bridling the Horse & Tongue
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The Kingdom of God in 20th-Century Interpretation states: “Origen [a third-century theologian] marks the change in Christian usage of ‘kingdom’ to the interior meaning of the rule of God in the heart.” On what did Origen base his teaching? Not on the Scriptures, but on “the framework of a philosophy and world view quite different from the thought world of Jesus and the earliest church.”
In his work DeCivitateDei (The City of God), Augustine of Hippo (354-430 C.E.) stated that the church itself is the Kingdom of God. Such unscriptural thinking gave the churches of Christendom theological grounds to embrace political power. And they wielded such power for many centuries, often with brutality.—Revelation 17:5, 18.
White is the color most often mentioned in the Scriptures. Besides its descriptive use, it also serves as a symbol of righteousness and spiritual cleanness. (Re 3:4; 7:9, 13, 14) The white horse, as portrayed at Revelation 6:2 and 19:11, symbolizes clean, righteous warfare under Jesus Christ’s direction. ~Insight Volume 1: Colors
No longer a mere human mounted on the colt of an ass, Jesus is now a powerful King in Heaven. He is portrayed as riding on a horse—a Biblical symbol of warfare. (Proverbs 21:31) “Look! a white horse,” says Revelation 6:2, “and the one seated upon it had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went forth conquering and to complete his conquest.”
There are realities that are unseen:
Peering Into the Unseen—What Is Revealed?
Too Fast for the Eye to See
Since the movement of a galloping horse is so rapid, men in the 19th century debated whether, at any given moment, all of its hooves would be off the ground at the same time. Finally, in 1872, Eadweard Muybridge began photographic experiments that later settled the issue. He devised a technique for taking the first high-speed movies.
Muybridge lined up a series of 24 cameras spaced slightly apart. From each camera shutter, a string was stretched across the track, so that when the horse galloped along, it hit the strings and tripped the shutters. Analysis of the resulting photographs revealed that at times the horse was completely off the ground.
Symbolic Horses & Sovereignty:
The King does not fight a war to conquer lands or enslave people. He has honorable reasons to go to war. He rides to defend “truth and humility and righteousness.” Jehovah/Yahweh is the only one who has the right to rule the universe.
Christ also rides to defend “righteousness.” This righteousness is “God’s righteousness,” or Jehovah’s standards of what is right and what is wrong. (Romans 3:21; Deuteronomy 32:4) Isaiah foretold the following about Jesus Christ: “A king will reign for righteousness.” (Isaiah 32:1)
Using poetic language, the psalmist prophesies about the King: “Your arrows are sharp, making peoples fall before you; they pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies.” There will be destruction all over the world. Jeremiah’s prophecy foretells: “Those slain by Jehovah in that day will be from one end of the earth clear to the other end of the earth.” (Jeremiah 25:33)~Hail the Glorious King
Out with the old human government(s)…in with the new heavenly government?!
Jesus has deep affection for his heavenly Father. (Proverbs 8:30; John 14:31) He admires his Father’s endearing qualities, such as His love, His compassion, and His justice. (Deuteronomy 32:4; Isaiah 49:15; 1 John 4:8) Surely, then, Jesus must hate to hear the lies that are spread about his Father
—lies such as that God is indifferent to human suffering and that God wants us to suffer. This is one reason why Jesus was eager to declare “the good news of the Kingdom” —he knew that in time the Kingdom would clear his Father’s reputation. (Matthew 4:23; 6:9, 10) How will it do so?
Through the Kingdom, Jehovah will take drastic, positive action in behalf of the human family. “He will wipe out every tear” from the eyes of faithful humans. Jehovah will eliminate the causes of those tears, seeing to it that “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Revelation 21:3, 4) By means of the Kingdom, God will eliminate all human suffering. ~God’s Kingdom what it means to Jesus
What the Bible Says:
“The God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.” (Daniel 2:44, New World Translation)
Excerpt: What is God’s Kingdom:
Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn’t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God’s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth.—Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4.
The biological term phyla (singular, phylum) refers to a large group of animals that have the same distinctive body plan. One way that scientists classify all living things is by a seven-step system in which each step is more specific than the one before it.Step one is kingdom, the broadest category. Then come the categories phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. For example, the horse is categorized in the following way: kingdom, Animalia; phylum, Chordata; class, Mammalia; order, Perissodactyla; family, Equidae; genus, Equus; species, Caballus. ~Origin of Life