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Why do we have a tree as the logo for a horse farm?
The reason is simple.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

—Nelson Henderson

‘We wrote philosophies, built faiths
and took every kind of comfort from trees.
They gave language to our existence as we put down roots,
stretched our limbs, budded in infancy and were felled in old age.

They were mute companions to our lives
and worshipped beyond themselves
as the better part of balance and aspiration.

They offered steadiness and long patience
even as we failed in those.

They were meeting points and sites of rough justice.
They gave an idea and supplied the material for shelter.
They offered an image of completion,
which was an illusion, but it was enough.

Theirs was a whisper in the wind to the human ear,
both tragic and hopeful.
Civilization grew from exploiting, destroying, venerating
and looking back on them.

Trees led us to ourselves and we stood against them,
trunk to trunk, arms upon branches, our thoughts tangled in the stars.’

From The Tree In Changing Light by Roger McDonald

Of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind,
the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless.

—Bret Harte