In the midst of the daily news cycle churning out the day’s bits and bites, words can pass like a blur. Every once in a blue moon I am struck by the power of words to capture and convey the essence of something relatively intangible, and the power of media to share insights.

A recent feature article in the Calgary Herald, written by Mario Toneguzzi, explores the horse as a symbol of our city, as seen through the eyes of an artist and a professional who uses horses in personal therapy. The feature is a thought-provoking and evocative exploration of the majesty, mystery, power, unpredictability and wisdom we see in horses, and the power they have to affect and mesmerize us in their many moods and moments.

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When reading this feature, I reflected upon how the Calgary Stampede helps bring the country – and horses – to the city each year, maintaining this vital link for so many who would not otherwise experience their magic, myself included.

Take a moment to enjoy this wonderful feature on the Calgary Herald website.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Horses+integral+part+Calgary+past+present/8761057/story.html