A thousand blue
Author Cheon Seon-ran
Published by Hubble
Horses that have changed throughout thousands of years have settled in this small stable. Once food, livestock, and transportation, this beast was still food, livestock, and transportation, but eventually became a horse racing state with no exit for the sake of human sports. Being trapped in a narrow fence was indispensable, and the only means of survival for modern animals, but Bok-hee could not look into the eyes of horses trapped in the stable for long.
It was once thought that the horse's position was sadder than other beasts. He was not destined to live in one house while interacting with his owner, but he was intelligent to be confined to a narrow fence. People knew the intelligence of dolphins well, but they did not realize that horses also had similar intelligence to dolphins. Horses had an IQ of about six years old, so they both knew they were 'trapped' in their horses and had to run around until their cartilage left and could not walk.
Whenever Bok-hee went to the racetrack for a regular checkup, he instructed the caretaker to release the horses in the park inside the racetrack rather than the horse's room, and in his hand, he prepared carrots and sugar cubes, which the horses liked. He knew sugar cubes were terrible for horses, but he had no choice because sugar cubes were an excellent way to relieve stress in the shortest amount of time. Stress was worse than sugar. That's why whenever Bok-hee came, the horses came close to the cage, breathed their noses out, and kept their secret. Bok-hee was a family member who always went out for a while and reached in, even though he was a person who came outside only once a month or twice a month at most. The veterinary senior who took over the management of horses at the racetrack to Bok-hee advised not to look into the horses' eyes for a long time. I wondered if the horses were instinctive to attack when they made eye contact, but the reason was the opposite of Bok-hee's prediction. When Bok-hee first came to the racetrack, he swept the horse's neck and said. The horse's eyes were like black beads, and his eyes were like water droplets. Bok-hee was told then that he had no plans to get married and have children. The senior already had too many children in his heart, and those children had a sad future. He patted the horse's neck and told Bok-hee to sweep the area and that it was her favorite part when touched. Bok-hee put her hand on the horse's broad neck. Her skin, which seemed smooth, was full of fine hairs, but as expected, it was soft. Bok-hee slowly swept the neck. To feel the horse's body temperature and breath in more detail, she closed her eyes, followed his voice, and spoke quietly and low to transmit sound through her skin.
The senior handed over his authority to Bok-hee and left for Jeju Island. He loved horses more than any other animal, so to Bok-hee, Jeju Island felt like the final destination for him to go. However, a year after coming to this racetrack, I realized it was not the final destination but a shelter on which the journey was completed.
Racehorses have a short lifespan. It doesn't mean a player's lifespan, but life's lifespan itself was brief. Racehorses, which are ace racers, often cost more than 100 million won, but even this was only applied when they could run. A horse that cannot run is not a horse. Bok-hee grew up being told that a student who did not study was not human, but the meaning of deprivation implied in it was a thousand and ten thousand differences. Humans sometimes were not treated like humans, but they could always recover. However, horses could not live without being treated like horses. Horses that cannot have no reason to live on Earth.
The old racehorses, which had to run with humans on their backs, could not rule out the safety and weight of the riders no matter how fast they ran, but as the rider was changed to a humanoid, the weight of the riders decreased. The door to death from the accident completely disappeared.