Horses were eaten in the Old Stone Age, broken and ridden or used for farm animals in later periods, mounted by knights and hitched to coaches and buggies. Indeed, we still measure power in horsepower. See if you can provide the words defined below, words which give some hint of the immense and long-lasting influence of our equine friends on human vocabulary. If you get all these right, try to make a list of 24 proverbs involving horses, starting with "A horse of a different color," "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride," "A man on a white horse," and so on.
Ashley, Leonard R.N.
Word Ways: Vol. 17
, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol17/iss4/16