On one hand, it’s remarkably quaint that we speak about this thing like it’s any kind of horse. It’s a holdover, I guess, from a time when people encountered horses on a daily basis, and I wonder if there’s something deeply rooted in the way we think that we see something that has four legs, more or less, and that’s used for work and say “ooh, horse!”Against:
Why doesn’t the horse have a head? WHY DOESN’T THE HORSE HAVE A HEAD? WHY DOESN’T THE HORSE HAVE A HEAD?