Over the years I have been a close observer and student of horses, my own and others, in various parts of the world. During the past decade, in particular, horses have been instrumental in fundamentally changing my life and outlook on it. In the course of this process I have written a number of articles reflecting what I have learned from and about horses while listening to them speak. Based on feedback from others also committed to the well-being of the horse, I have edited and reworked them. The resultant articles have acquired a form which will hopefully contribute to our understanding of these magnificent creatures and the capacity they have to help us become more sensitive, caring, nurturing, reliable and dependable friends to them, ourselves, the earth and all to whom it is home.