Monday Minstrel: Horse’s Ancestor Memories

You may have read the blog post yesterday where Biasini speaks about the adventure he, and his companion Touch, had when they encountered a man, dressed in red, who was wielding a sword over his head. Biasini tells us that he did not know, at first, what the shiny metal thing was that the man was waving, but then his “ancestor memories” clicked in and he realized it was a sword. Horses have survived the millennia because they carry their ancestor’s memories of how to survive. Perhaps Biasini saw something like this in his mind and knew he had to flee.

Battle of the Boyne by Benjamin West 1778

This Battle of the Boyne took place in Ireland in 1690. But here is a man dressed in a red coat and wielding a sword. Who is to say Biasini did not “see” this in his ancestor memories?

Happy Monday everyone!


9 responses to “Monday Minstrel: Horse’s Ancestor Memories”

  1. dprastka Avatar

    Happy Monday!! Great post!

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  2. Prior... Avatar

    Haha – somewhere in that memory! And love the story and the art

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You are most welcome. Thanks for commenting

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  3. Tina Schell Avatar

    Who indeed Biasini, who indeed?!

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  4. Equestrian Jane Avatar

    I believe it is safe to say that Biasini was either cavalry horse flunkie, or was a good military horse who remembered it and did a “Nah, I’ve done this before, I’m good” pirouette.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You are right! Both Biasini and Touch are advanced dressage horses so yes, they did nifty pirouettes and then passaged away from danger. I can see Biasini in the Battle of the Boyne passaging to stomp on the enemy!😄


  5. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Thank you for sharing these valuable information, that truly makes to feel good

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      No worries Subbashini Human. We got all your comments and I am happy to have them.🐴


      1. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar


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