4. He considers the stable his “church”.
“I have been to truly sacred and highly spiritual places. I’ve been in sweat lodges, I’ve been in smoke ceremonies where a shaman drifts smoke over you, I’ve been at the confluence of several mountains near Mount Everest where there was a great Buddhist temple. But all those left him cold. “For most people — perhaps all? — wherever they love to be, that place is a cathedral to them … For me, it’s a stable.”
– From Passion of the Horse
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5. He has been drawn to horses since early childhood.
Shatner grew up outside of Montreal, Canada. As a boy he would ride his bike to a local rental stable several times a week just to watch the horses. At the time his family was too poor to pay for Shatner to have riding lessons. In an interview with the western magazine, Cowboys & Indians, he said:
“I remember going there all the time and having this sort of innate interest in riding, which I couldn’t fulfill at the time because of the expense involved. But I was just drawn there anyway — hanging around the rental stables without ever actually getting on a horse.”