Friendship (horse lovers!)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by newchickowner, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. newchickowner

    newchickowner Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    This was emailed to me and so sweet that I thought I'd share it and hope to brighten someone's day! [​IMG]

    Two Horses
    Author - Unknown

    Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.

    From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing....

    Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

    This alone is amazing.

    If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
    Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

    Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell.

    It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

    As you stand and watch these two friends,
    you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse,
    and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk
    to where the other horse is,
    trusting that he will not be led astray.

    When the horse with the bell returns
    to the shelter of the barn each evening,
    it stops occasionally and looks back,
    making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.

    Good friends are like that ...

    You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

    Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.
    And remember...
    be kinder than necessary-
    everyone you meet is fighting
    some kind of battle.
  2. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I love this story!!! I've heard it before, but everytime I read it, it brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it again.
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    [​IMG] I am such a wimp. But I am a total animal freak also!
    This is awesome!!
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I have seen the horse story before. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Newchick, didnt you put down the blind horse last month?, or was that someone else. Arent those your horses?.
  6. newchickowner

    newchickowner Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    I've had experience with two different blind horses, so this story struck a personal string in my heart!

    One fella on our farm was old but fit and the little girl who owned him would even take him to Dressage shows and score well. He was fully sight blind in one eye, though he could see light, and mostly blind in the other. He had a pasture mate too, and always lived on our farm so his routine was never changed until this little girl bought him and we worked with them for a long time until he totally trusted her. We would also take his pasture mate to the shows so he would always have a friend near.
  7. newchickowner

    newchickowner Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    no this particular story was just emailed to me, no they're not my horses, but as I previously posted I've had blind horses before. I didn't realize that this story was previously posted. Sorry for the duplicate. Funny how emails work huh? [​IMG]

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