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Job 39:19 -25:

Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
He saith among the trumpets, “Ha, ha;” and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

When I read a description, like the above, I shudder at the thought of how God has adorned this amazing creature with such strength and power. And, especially, when the description comes right from the mouth of the Creator, it just sends another shiver down my spine.

Horses have long been used for working. In fact, we have carvings, paintings and other forms of art that document the use of horses. Some, like the Egyptians, used horses to drive their chariots. Others used them for hunting, like the knights and ladies of the medieval ages. And still others used them to plow their fields, carry their luggage and transport them in a wagon.

Today horses are mainly used for entertainment, for a relaxing trot around the lake, or a quick race with the fastest horse on the block.

Horse Analysis

Horses are designed very perfectly for the lives they lead. In fact, the structure of the horse is so magnificent that they are one of the most written-about animal in all of history!

Head:

The head of the horse is very interesting because of its overall length and placement of important tools. The head itself is one of considerable mass and contains a pretty large brain that is very useful to the modern trainer.

This brain of theirs contains some sort of photographic memory, sound-o-graphic (made this word up, but you know what it means) memory and sensory skills that help him survive in a herd.

The photographic memory is expressed when horses learn which stable is “theirs” and they can also be set in schedules, where they expect their food or riding time when the time comes.

The other skills help the magnificent horse deal with survival; not to mention that it helps trainers when they want the horses to remember certain sounds for certain actions!

Eyes

The eyes of the horse are placed in just the right place to provide the animal with very interesting abilities. The horse’s eyes are put far enough from the mouth so that it can eat and watch for predators at the same time. And, with nearly 360 degree vision, the horse can spot almost anything.

Unfortunately, however, the horse has two blind spots that sometimes cause him to be jumpy. The first spot would be right in front of his nose. Maybe that is why a horse always sniffs your open hand instead of looking at it.

The other spot is a couple feet behind the tail. When a horse suddenly notices that something has appeared “out of nowhere” (or, from his blind spot) he usually spooks (kicks too) and that is why it is a good idea never to approach a horse from the rear.

And all this is not even talking about the rest of the creature, including his neck of thunder!

Conclusion

The horse is a amazing creature that one could study for years and still not know the half of the complexity of this powerful creature.

Job 39:24-25:

He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
He saith among the trumpets, “Ha, ha;” and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

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