The Horse had the plain entirely to
himself. A Stag intruded into his
domain and shared his pasture.
The Horse, desiring to revenge
himself on the stranger, requested a
man, if he were willing, to help him
in punishing the Stag.
The man replied, that if the Horse
would receive a bit in his mouth,
and agree to carry him, he would
contrive very effectual weapons
against the Stag.
The Horse consented, and allowed the
man to mount him.
From that hour he found that,
instead of obtaining revenge on the
Stag, he had enslaved himself to the
service of man.
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"He who seeks to injure
injures only himself"