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Photo by Rhonda Lane
Photo by Rhonda Lane

Congratulations! You’re in on the ground floor, so to speak.

Welcome to The Horsey Set.Net. (Don’t forget the dot net. Very Important.) We’re going to have a great time here as we celebrate horses and their impact upon our culture. Check out the About page, too. So far, this post and that are all there is. For now. 🙂

I photographed the horse above at the Kentucky Horse Park. I think he thought I had treats.

He and his pals back there are Friesians, an ancient Dutch breed that’s heavy enough to carry knights in armor but graceful enough for modern dressage. We see Friesians in many movies from Ladyhawke to 300. They’re recognizable by their size, usually solid black color and the long feathered hair above their hooves.

Famous owners of Friesians are Martha Stewart and the family of Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

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  • Linda McLaughlin
    August 5, 2008

    What beautiful horses. I remember Etienne’s magnificent horse from Ladyhawke. When they made that huge jump over the gate, my heart was in my throat. Amazing.

    Good luck with your new blog.


  • rhond7
    August 6, 2008

    Linda! Thanks for being the first to comment. I wish I had a prize for you.

    That horse from Ladyhawke made a lot of us sit up and take notice. Both horse’s were beautiful, including the gray ridden by Michelle Pfieffer. But there’s something about a black horse that resonates with us all.


  • Nassorn
    October 25, 2008


    I’m glad that you stop by my blog which giving me a chance to visit TheHorseySet.Net to view beautiful horses here.

    I am horse lover with very rare chance to close with them. I’ve watched The Horse Whisperer film for uncountable times. I have dream of visit Montana once in my life to witness real mustangs live freely. That’s amazing.

    Nice to meet you.

  • rhond7
    October 26, 2008

    Hi, Nassorn — Thanks for stopping by. Like you, I hope to see a mustang herd someday. I once met a former Grand Canyon burro (adopted by a family all the way across the country), but it’s not the same when he’s standing in a little pen in the backyard of a suburban home. 🙂