Once in a village a fair for all the mares in that county was held. Some brought wild mares, some blinkered mares and some blinkered & bridled ones. However they were all allowed to mingle with each other so that they could share their experiences.
The Wild Mares said that they had the most colourful lives and could go wherever they fancied, eat whenever they wanted and prance around without any limitations except their own capabilities. The Blinkered ones said that a life without limitations would have made them unfocused and they would have frittered their energies on aimless wanderings. The blinkered and bridled ones looked highly disciplined and said that for the other mares it might seem as if they had surrendered their WILL to their RIDERS and had abdicated their selves! But to the surprise of the other Mares, it gloried on the successes of their Riders and even started narrating their victories in human warfare, wins in races and even on their control and character in showjumping. In fact a mare called Bucephalus ( double L would have made it a horse), was proud of its master that it said: I am fed the best of foods which humans hanker, as my master’s wins in battles are attributable to my skill, speed and most of all my ability not only to take orders but so take decisions to save him in difficult times, which he might not have been able to foresee.
Each group of Mares, was looking at the other with a certain contempt, the Wild Mares thought of the Blinkered ones as having ‘hampered vision’, the Blinkered ones thought of the Wild ones as being lawless and of the bridled ones as having no will of their own. The blinkered & bridled mares thought of the Wild ones as Purposeless and of the Blinkered ones as having the focus in Vision but not purposeful in Deeds.
Anyway, keeping the contempt of each group to itself, they asked each other: But why don’t we have any Mare which is merely bridled but not blinkered among us?
The Mares were unable to find an agreeable reason and went to Rowther, who had been in the business of dealing horses in Tamil Nadu and asked the question: WHY DONT WE FIND ANY BRIDLED MARES WITHOUT BLINKERS?
The wise Rowther said: MARES MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE CERTAIN THINGS IF THEY ARE TO BE BRIDLED, OTHERWISE THERE WOULD BE A SERIOUS RIFT BETWEEN THE RIDER AND THE MARE.
The Rowther added, the bridle is the culmination of the blinker and you mares see merely the reins, but it is that BIT WHICH IS PUT IN THE MOUTH OF THE MARE WHICH KEEPS THE MARE UNDER CONTROL.
The wild mares and the blinkered ones kind of felt sorry for the Bridled and blinkered mares.
But the bridled and blinkered mares were busy grinding the horse gram attached to their heads. They were busy eating, lest when the bit and bridle are stuck in their mouths!
The other mares said: why do they call that as HORSE GRAM and not MARE GRAM?
Any answers for this one?