While I didn't completely agree with this poem and what Edwin Muir was saying about technology inevitably failing, I liked the general message put forth and what the horses sybolized. In a world full of complex machinery, the horses represent reliability and simplicity that are two concepts often forgotten in this day and age. The basics are always there but are overlooked because of our desire to speed up everyday life. Why walk when you can drive? Why drive when you can fly?
Edwin Muir is reminding us to value the unsophisticated things in life, because they are the most dependable.