A humorous greeting card with a speech bubble with a horse leaning over a wall and saying 'So I said to our Jimmy, ‘Don’t you go wandering into that field, my lad.’
– Blank inside for your own message
– Printed in the UK on premium card stock
– Supplied with a white envelope
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A humorous greeting card with a speech bubble with a horse leaning over the wall of a field near Haworth in North Yorkshire, and saying ‘So I said to our Jimmy, ‘Don’t you go wandering into that field, my lad.’
A humorous greeting card – Yes, and true to life, too. It’s easy to imagine someone of a certain age telling someone about they cautioned that youngster, Jimmy.
When a horse gets to be of a certain age, and when it is of a certain size (read, big) it sees the world with a benevolent eye. No more carrying heavy loads for a living – from now on it’s all gravy. Just give it an interesting view and curious passers-by, and its world is complete.
Up on the moors outside Haworth in Yorkshire, horses are at home. They know the smell of the air before it rains, the sun as it breaks over the tops, the yellow and green of the grass turning purple with the autumn heather.
Next time you pass a dobbin in a field, spare a moment to listen to the rich tales he can tell about ‘our Jimmy’ and all the other characters he knows.
The Etymology Of The Word Dobbin
One mystery is how the word ‘dobbin’ – meaning the kind of old, plodding, and reliable horse you would find on a farm – came to be used for such a horse. The word derives from the Middle English word ‘dob’ and was an affectionate form of the given name Robert.
The question is how that particular name came to be used for a horse. That is a mystery that is lost in the mists of time.
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