Knowing Horses by Heart was created to express the spectrum of emotions that are involved when you truly try to understand horses. For so long the general consensus regarding horses was to “show them who is boss” and interaction with them was based on dominance and intimidation. Of course, there have always been that certain few of highly evolved souls who recognized the gifts the horse was trying to offer humans. Fortunately, that attitude is now more prevalent and some of us are looking closer at the relationships that can be formed between humans and horses. These poems show my appreciation, gratitude and love for the horses in my life.