Coming to Bashang Grassland from a bustling city in winter, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful view with a style of Chinese ink painting. What touched me most were the horses on the snowfield. They were like some fishing touch from an ink painting master, highlighting the whole snowfield.
Ancient Chinese people always thought highly of horses. As a saying goes, “like a dragon in the sky, a horse is the best runner on the ground.” Yet the horses in the saying are those great runners that can cover a hundreds of meters in a single day. The horses that stay in stark cold winter were often overlooked. However, it is the coldness that makes strong characters of horses prominent. Despite a temperature of minus 20-30 degree Celsius, the horses in Bashang Grassland broke through thick snow with their hoofs to have the grass beneath the snow. Their capability to survive is so strong and impressive. Even when they were fully covered with snow, the horses were still in an unhurried manner, which also moved me. When they ran in snow and mist, the horses looked like mythical creatures in heaven. The magnificent view was a thrill that can inspire many people. I think this is so called “the vigor of a dragon or horse” in Chinese culture, a vigorous spirit. We all need this kind of spirit when we live and work.
Horses in Bashang Grassland are the spirit of the snowfield and children of the earth. Wish the creatures a vigorous living in the arms of Mother Nature!