"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson ...... Although I've now seen many magnificent equine paintings, I've been unable to locate the creator of this lovely work. It seems to embody Emerson's words.