A Boy and His Horse

Karen sent me this NYT story which breaks and warms your heart simultaneously. Few people begin life with so many strikes against them as Maurice had when he was born with AIDS on Sept. 11, 1990, to a crack-addicted mother in a hospital in Washington. There were physical and developmental issues severe enough that his …

Merlin the Bullfighting Horse

7/8/2013: Having learned more about the format of the rejoneador or mounted bullfighter’s craft, I’m updating this piece. There’s also a detailed account in The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History. Well, you call it a bullfight and you put the horse in the ring. What do you expect? This bullfighter, …