Ashley Grey

Drive A Willing Horse to Death. Or not!

Drive A Willing Horse to Death. Or not!

Nelly’s dad was quite fond of saying, “don’t drive a willing horse to death.” Huh!? It didn’t make much sense to her. It did however, the older and wiser she got.

At one time or another, we might have seen a horse handler breaking a horse or putting it under saddle. At first, it is tough. Eventually, the animal is ready and serves the owner on a farm or on the field. With a saddle safely in place, one can ride safely on the horse. But I digress.

Now, the horse is malleable and willing, but you want to watch that you don’t ride it to exhaustion and death. There’s such a thing as a good thing being too much. That’s what Nelly’s dad meant by the expression.

drive a willing horse to death. Or not!


Like we see in the story of the prophet and a donkey, even a beast of burden has its breaking point. One can drive it to death. Thankfully, it spoke up and saved the day or the rider would have been killed.
Makes me think understanding diverse languages is a valuable skill to have and well, we never want to take things for granted or drive too hard and lose a good thing, do we? Drive a willing horse to death? Or not.

Lastly, speaking up is good. Not a pushover be!

Did you hear about Uber’s plan to launch a gondola app in the UK for the floods? Pretty funny to read too. They also recently launched an underwater taxi. Such fun way to explore the ocean’s depth, yes? Will you get wet on this ride? We’ll see!  Read all about it ‘ere.

“Be prepared”! Make the right call. Maybe read IT WAS NOT A PRANK to see just how.


Lovely piece. Succinctly yet, sufficiently elaborate in its delivery.

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