Monday Minstrel–Traditional and Non-traditional.

TRADITIONAL NON-TRADITIONAL   Both Traditional and Non-traditional are in London’s Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s column in the background. The traditional statue is George IV and the other, the skeleton, is on the Fourth Plinth. This plinth was built for an equestrian statue in 1840 and should have had a statue of William IV but insufficient funds…

Monday Minstrel: Blank, a ‘no name’ 18th C. stallion

This is a portrait of the stallion Blank. He was owned by Peregrine Bertie, the 3rd Duke of Ancaster.Here is some information I found about this horse from an early book on the painter George Stubbs. “Blank, a bay horse foaled in 1740 was bred by the Earl of Godolphin and got by the Godolphin…

Monday Minstrel: Quote

One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made. Author Unknown

Monday Minstrel: W.C. Fields-Quote

” Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”     W.C. Fields   The horse in this photo is living proof that W.C. Fields was right. This horse has horse sense. I’m sure of it!