The Ballad of the King’s Jest
Four things greater than all things are, –
Women and Horses and Power and War.
The Whole Thing
This is actually the tale of a cruel joke played by the King, you can read the rest of The Ballad of the King’s Jest here (you’ll understand the peach tree reference if you do). If there isn’t enough horse there for you, try The Riding of the Rebel by William Ogilvie.