horses head

I prayed all the way up that hill yesterday,” he said softly. “Not for you to stay; I didna think that would be right. I prayed I’d be strong enough to send ye away.” He shook his head, still gazing up the hill, a faraway look in his eyes.
“I said, ‘Lord, if I’ve never had courage in my life before, let me have it now. Let me brave enough not to fall on my knees and beg her to stay.’” He pulled his eyes away from the cot-house and smiled briefly at me.
“Hardest thing I ever did, Sassenach.” He turned in the saddle and reined the horse’s head towards the west. It was a rare bright morning, and the early sun gilded everything, drawing a thin line of fire along the edge of the reins, the curve of the horse’s neck and the broad planes of Jamie’s face and shoulders.
He took a deep breath and nodded across the moor, towards a distant pass between two crags.
“So now I suppose I can do the second-hardest thing.” He kicked the horse gently, clicking his tongue. “We’re going home, Sassenach. To Lallybroch.
—  Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

kareshy  asked:

These past few days I've seen so many people who want to pretend the reason George Bush was accused of screwing up the Katrina response was because he didn't go there in person soon enough as if residents of New Orleans needed HIM to move the rubble personally. No understanding of the botched FEMA response or Bush's appointing a damned corrupt Horse competition manager to head our federal disaster response agency.

cant tell if willfully dense

or just regular dense

slipperysharkman  asked:

How do you draw horses like their heads and manes?

 I have no good tutorial for how to step-by-step draw a head or where to connect the neck cause I don’t use that myself;; I’ve spent so many years drawing horses that it’s etched in my brain by now. (It’s an “I just do” situation)
I can point out the highlights that I think about though!

  • Ears - a wonky ear can throw it off very easily.
  • Eyes/eyelashes - adding lashes does wonders.
  • Fringe/mane - the mane helps determine the type of horse you wanna draw. It sounds weird but it helps.
  • Concave/convex - cold blood or warm blood.

I went outside to get lunch today and walked past a huge horse trailer just off Bishopsgate (which ??????) and my brain went ‘the only reason to have horses here is A. the police (it’s not a police van), B. the Honourable Artillery Company (its not an army van), or C. someone’s shooting a COSTUME DRAMA
So I went 'if I were a period film in Spitalfields, where would I hide?’ and answered myself with 'Elder Street, obviously’
So I went round the corner
And lo
There was a costume drama filming
On the streets of Spitalfields there were horses
and men in breeches
and smock shirts
and a carriage
and MY SOUL LEFT MY BODY

EYY just so you don’t think I was hit by a bus- gonna update EQP tomorrow, not tonight! Still deciding what day will be best for updates.