Just as a horse wasn’t supposed to be ridden hard and put away wet, a proverb advises the recipient of a gift horse not to look in its mouth. A horse’s teeth says much about its age and a gift is not to be examined too carefully.
Since no one was about to give me this horse from the C.W. Parker Carousel at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, Abilene, Kan., I could not only look it in the mouth but also photograph that mouth.
His breath wasn’t too bad, either.
I’m not sure what this gaze means. Is the horse protesting my invasion of his space or is he grateful for the attention? Who knows. He doesn’t say much with that big mouth of his.
Where’s Mr. Ed when you want him?GHTime Code(s): 9700b 9ba40