God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. ~R.B. Cunninghame Graham, letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1917

“In horsemanship, however, he was noted as the most proficient in the Academy. In fact, rider and horse held together like the fabled centaur...” James Longstreet

“In horsemanship, however, he was noted as the most proficient in the Academy. In fact, rider and horse held together like the fabled centaur…” James Longstreet

US Grant was the greatest equestrian president. Everyone says so!

“He was a great horseman and sat his horse as if he were part of the horse, all one figure. There was never a movement of any description that was not masterful and graceful. No one ever saw him disturbed in any way, that is, jolted or taken unaware on horseback, whether he was going fast or slow. He was a born horseman. He had a natural love for animals of all kinds and he was of kindly instincts, without being demonstrative at all, except to his family. He never abused an animal, never.” Corporal M. Harrison Strong Grant, The Equestrian

And then there’s Theodore. Whatever he didn’t possess in grace he made up for with enthusiasm!

Go, TR! Go!

Go, TR! Go!

Bully!

Bully!

Presidential Horses

Humbug Taft gets rid of Horses

Cincinnati the Great Horse!

“To err is human. To put the blame on others is doubles.” Author Unknown

 John Lavery (Irish painter, 1856-1941) A Game of Tennis

John Lavery (Irish painter, 1856-1941) A Game of Tennis

“Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.” Author Unknown

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe

“Whoever said, “it’s not whether you win or lose,’ probably lost.” Martina Navratilova