[Photo Journal / A-Z Photo Story Challenge] H is for Horses



Myra here.

It is Tuesday! I am glad to be joining Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. For this week’s H-Photo-Story, I thought about 2014 being the Year of the Horse.

During the Celebration of Chinese New Year here in Singapore, my family and I visited the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest found in Singapore Gardens by the Bay. Chinese New Year is a big thing here, and so one could see a lot of horse sculptures in most touristy places. Here are a few that I have taken.

H is for Horses: 2014 is Year of the Horse


“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ”
― William Shakespeare, Henry V


“He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger…. he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.”
― William ShakespeareHenry V


“Most horses don’t walk backwards voluntarily, because what they can’t see doesn’t exist.”
― Terry PratchettSoul Music


“Horses frighten me as much as chickens do,’ he said.

‘That is too bad, because lack of communication with horses has impeded human progress,’ said Abrenuncio. ‘If we ever broke down the barriers, we could produce the centaur.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

3 comments on “[Photo Journal / A-Z Photo Story Challenge] H is for Horses

  1. Emilio Pasquale

    Beautiful sculptures!


  2. I had the luck (my wife and daughters too) of learning to ride. I’ll never forget the experience strolling through the forest on horse’s back….


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